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Re: [PORTS] RE: How about a Windows NT port of PostgreSQL

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org (The Hermit Hacker)
Cc: espen(dot)harlinn(at)seamos(dot)no, pgsql-ports(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PORTS] RE: How about a Windows NT port of PostgreSQL
Date: 1999-03-07 04:10:54
Message-ID: 199903070410.XAA11947@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Current developers tree ports to NT directly using Cygnus tools.  See
FAQ for older releases.

> 
> I'm CC'ng this into the ports mailing list...
> 
> I swore someone posted a URL to work done in this regard, using all the
> Cygnus utilities for NT, but can't find the link ...
> 
> On Thu, 4 Mar 1999, Espen Harlinn wrote:
> 
> > As far as I am able to determine, all attempts on porting PostgreSQL to
> > Windows NT have failed. This seems to be directly related to items 3 and 4
> > in my original mail for you. The use of shellscripts/awk/sed etc. is
> > probably the hardest part to get right - and is a direct result of NT not
> > supporting any fork-like functionality. Due to the lack of fork it's next to
> > impossible to build a fully working version of bash, the various seds, awks,
> > greps, etc.  for NT all have their small faults resulting in problems with
> > the shellscripts/awk/sed etc.
> > 
> > The nice thing about perl is that the language works very well on NT, and in
> > this case there should be no incompatibility problems between a Unix version
> > and a NT version replacing the current method.
> > 
> > I also think that a fully functional Windows NT version of PostgreSQL will
> > generate more support for the system both on Linux and on Windows NT.
> > If you could direct me to somebody who would be willing to do the conversion
> > of the scripts this would be greatly appreciated.
> > 
> > Espen Harlinn
> > Senior Engineer, Software
> > Seamos AS
> > e-mail:espen(dot)harlinn(at)seamos(dot)no
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: The Hermit Hacker [mailto:scrappy(at)hub(dot)org]
> > > Sent: 4. mars 1999 15:23
> > > To: Espen Harlinn
> > > Subject: Re: How about a Windows NT port of PostgreSQL
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > There is currently a port of PostgreSQL to NT...you'll wnant to search the
> > > mailing list archives, though, to find out more information...
> > >
> > > On Thu, 4 Mar 1999, Espen Harlinn wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have been toying with the idea of creating a Windows NT port
> > > of PostgreSQL
> > > > for some time, and I am willing to attempt to port PostgreSQL
> > > to Windows NT.
> > > > I am well aware that this is not a trivial project, and I would
> > > need some
> > > > help and support to accomplish such a project.
> > > >
> > > > As far as I have been able to determine this will require some
> > > restructuring
> > > > of the code:
> > > >
> > > > 1. The use of fork.
> > > >
> > > > 2. Adaptation of TCP/IP to Winsock
> > > >
> > > > 3. The use of shellscripts/awk/sed etc. If someone would
> > > convert this part
> > > > of the code into perl scripts I should be able
> > > >    to perform the rest of the port.
> > > >
> > > > 4. remake of the build process - again I think perl is the tool
> > > for job, and
> > > > I may come up with a tool which is easier to
> > > >    maintain than autoconf.
> > > >
> > > > Best regards
> > > >
> > > > Espen Harlinn
> > > > Senior Engineer, Software
> > > > Seamos AS
> > > > e-mail:espen(dot)harlinn(at)seamos(dot)no
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > Marc G. Fournier
> > > Systems Administrator @ hub.org
> > > primary: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org           secondary:
> > > scrappy(at){freebsd|postgresql}.org
> > >
> > 
> > 
> 
> Marc G. Fournier                                
> Systems Administrator @ hub.org 
> primary: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org           secondary: scrappy(at){freebsd|postgresql}.org 
> 
> 
> 


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