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Re: FAQ update for 7.1

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: FAQ update for 7.1
Date: 2000-11-04 20:13:26
Message-ID: 200011042013.PAA02132@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Thanks.  I will update it as soon as 7.1 goes beta.

> Several FAQ items should be updated for the 7.1 release.  I include some
> suggested new wordings and rationale here.
> 
> 1.3) What Unix platforms does PostgreSQL run on?
> 
> Suggestion:  "In general, a modern Unix-compatible platform should be able
> to run PostgreSQL. The platforms that had received explicit testing at the
> time of release are listed in the installation instructions."
> 
> Rationale:  Maintaining a separate list in the FAQ is prone to get out of
> date quickly (as it is already).
> 
> 1.6) Where can I get support?
> 
> Should probably contain a link to
> <http://www.postgresql.org/users-lounge/commercial-support.html>.
> 
> 3.1) Why does initdb fail?
> 
> The reasons listed will not happen in 7.1, so it should probably be
> removed.
> 
> 3.2) How do I install PostgreSQL somewhere other than /usr/local/pgsql?
> 
> Suggestions:  "Use the --prefix option when running 'configure'.  See the
> installation instructions for details."
> 
> Rationale:  Anything else won't work.
> 
> 3.8) Why can't I access the database as the root user?
> 
> Sure you can.
> 
> 4.4) How do I get a list of tables or other things I can see in psql?
> 
> s,pgsql/src/bin/psql/psql.c,src/bin/psql/describe.c,
> 
> 4.6) What is the maximum size for a row, table, database?
> 
> Update for TOAST.
> 
> 4.24) How do I do an outer join?
> 
> Outer joins are supported in 7.1.
> 
> 5.5) I have changed a source file. Why does the recompile not see the change?
> 
> Currently:  "The Makefiles do not have the proper dependencies for include
> files.  You have to do a make clean and then another make."
> 
> Add:  "If you are using GCC you can use the --enable-depend option for
> 'configure' to make the compiler compute the dependencies automatically."
> 
> 
> -- 
> Peter Eisentraut      peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net       http://yi.org/peter-e/
> 
> 


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