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Re: [PATCH] Magic block for modules

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chris(dot)kings-lynne(at)calorieking(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Marko Kreen <markokr(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Magic block for modules
Date: 2006-06-02 02:55:03
Message-ID: 200606012255.03798.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net (view raw or flat)
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On Thursday 01 June 2006 21:38, Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:
> > Marko's suggestion on producing a list of installed modules comes to
> > mind, and I suspect tools like pgadmin or ppa will want to be able to
> > show this information.
>
> My request for phpPgAdmin is to somehow be able to check if the .so file
> for a module is present.
>
> For instance, I'd like to 'enable slony support' if the slony shared
> library is present.  PPA's slony support automatically executes the .sql
> files, so all I need to know is if the .so is there.
>

While I agree with the above (having that for tsearch2 would be nice too) I 
think we ought to keep in mind the idea of sql based modules.  Nothing jumps 
to mind here ppa wise, but I could see an application looking to see if 
mysqlcompat was installed before running if it had a good way to do so.   

-- 
Robert Treat
Build A Brighter Lamp :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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