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Re: why I must build vs. using the standard cygwin distribution

From: Jason Tishler <jason(at)tishler(dot)net>
To: Francis Purcell <francis_purcell(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: why I must build vs. using the standard cygwin distribution
Date: 2001-11-13 13:30:48
Message-ID: 20011113083048.A2868@dothill.com (view raw or flat)
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Frank,

On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 05:17:43AM -0800, Francis Purcell wrote:
> From an earlier message (not in reply to me), you ask:
> 
> >> BTW, why don't you use my pre-built PostgreSQL 7.1.3 that is part of
> >> the standard Cygwin distribution?  Does it not meet your needs?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Jason
> 
> I need to use pgTcl (and am interested in pgPython).  Thus, I have to build to
> create the pgTcl.dll.

The above is a fair response, but...

> For the record, I would *love* not to ever have to
> compile, configure and install postgresql again (especially looking at all the
> Tcl build errors that just popped up on my screen)!  I love the idea that
> postgres is part of cygwin...too bad it's incomplete for my needs.

Bingo (in reference to the Tcl build errors)!  This is why it is not
included in the standard Cygwin distribution.  FYI, the Tcl that is
included with Cygwin is a straight Win32 version -- Cygwin Tcl does not
build OOTB.

This issue has been discussed before on pgsql-cygwin.  If you (or someone
else) is willing to do the Cygwin Tcl port and configuring PostgreSQL
--with-tcl still builds OOTB, then I will enable this feature in the
Cygwin distribution.  Sorry, but the harsh reality is that I don't have
this itch, so I won't be scratching it.

BTW, if by "pgPython" you mean PL/Python, then this builds OOTB in
PostgreSQL CVS (and 7.2 when released).  See the README for more details:

    /usr/doc/Cygwin/postgresql-7.1.3.README

Jason

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