Richard Frith-Macdonald wrote:
> When trying to use postgresql on my MacOS-X system (10.3.3) I
> encountered the problem that the libecpg and libpq dynamic libraries
> could not be linked into my applications.
> Upon investigation, it turns out that the postgresql libraries on
> MacOS-X/Darwin are being built as 'bundles' ... which means that you
> can dynamically load them into a running program using the dlopen()
> api, but you can't link them at application build time. This may be
> correct behavior for some of the modules in postgres (eg the perl
> module), but is certainly wrong for libecpg and libpq ... which are
> meant to be linked with C (and other language) applications.
> I attach a patch which fixes this for MacOS-X 10.3.3, by altering the
> makefiles to understand the two ways of building a library/bundle and
> having a variable setting 'BUNDLE=no' to day that the normal dynamic
> library should be built rather than a bundle. The patch alters the
> libecpg and libpq makefiles to set this variable, so these two are
> built as normal dynamic libraries, while the other code continues to be
> built as bundles.
> Probably there are other parts of the system which should not be
> bundles either ... but I don't use them so I don't know.
> Possibly behavior differs in older versions of MacOS-X ... again, I
> don't have the old systems so I don't know.
This sounds very strange. If you can't link libpq into your
application, why can psql link in libpq?
I am going to need another MacOSX person to comment on this before
applying this change because I thought things were fine on OS X.
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