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Re: win32 version info

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: win32 version info
Date: 2004-07-27 03:20:58
Message-ID: 200407270320.i6R3KwT09861@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Magnus Hagander wrote:
> >> This patch along with the attached files (.tar.gz unpacks in src/)
> >> adds VERSIONINFO to all binaries under win32. This is generally
> >> considered a good thing
> >
> >Out of curiosity: Why?
> 
> Well, because it allows the user as well as other programs to identify
> what version of a file is installed. For error-checking purposes (which

Didn't you and Claudio disagree just a week ago when I asked for some
Win32 C code to auto-check versions like initdb calling postgres?  That
was only in one C file ifdef'ed and you thought it was overkill.  Now
you want to put stuff in every binary directory?  

Seems inconsistent to me.

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