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Re: Re: [PATCHES] Makefile.PL for Pg.so

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>, Larry Rosenman <ler(at)lerctr(dot)org>, PostgreSQL Hackers List <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCHES] Makefile.PL for Pg.so
Date: 2001-08-26 16:11:25
Message-ID: 18716.998842285@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Another fun feature of the DESTDIR build environment is that the
> writability test of the target directory will most likely fail because it
> doesn't exist at all.

> I've been thinking how I'd like to fix this:  We add an option to
> configure that says to *not* install the Perl module into the standard
> Perl tree, but instead somewhere under our own $prefix.  That way people
> that don't have root access can use this option and still install the
> whole tree in one run.  But then we'd remove that writability check and
> people that have root access or failed to use that option will get a hard
> failure.  This would create a much more reliable and predictable build
> environment.

Why would we remove the writability check?  Perhaps it needs to be
extended to recognize the case of target-dir-doesn't-exist-but-can-be-
created, but I don't see why a hard failure is better.

			regards, tom lane

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