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Re: Finding zlib on MinGW

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tony and Bryn Reina <reina_ga(at)hotmail(dot)com>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Finding zlib on MinGW
Date: 2004-07-12 00:54:48
Message-ID: 200407120054.i6C0smB21721@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tony and Bryn Reina wrote:
> > Most users will not build from source, but will use the installer which
> > is nearing completion.
> 
> > Regards, Dave.
> 
> 
> Seems I'm just howling at the moon here. However, if the win32 source code
> build is specifically for mingw/msys and zlib installs on msys into a
> directory that isn't looked for by default by the PostgreSQL configure, then
> I'd expect a lot of "problem" e-mails from users who complain about zlib
> during installation. A simple fix (liking adding those directories to
> PostgreSQL configure) could be done to prevent a little headache in the
> future.

If zlib was installed as part of mingw automatically, then we should
look in there by default, but if folks are installing mingw, I think
they would then know to point to that directory to find it.  If we
automatically look, we might find other stuff we shouldn't, no?

Let's see if others have this issue and if they do we can add such a
search path for Win32.

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