On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 12:01:32AM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Am Montag, 19. Mai 2008 schrieb Bob Rossi:
> > Apr allows the use of the wonderful postgresql db. It has an autotools
> > test that checks to see if it can link against -lpq. However, checking
> > against just -lpq is not always enough. On linux, sometimes you need
> > '-lpq -lcrypt'. On windows, sometimes you need '-lpq -lSecur32 -lws_32'.
> I don't know about Windows, but on Linux -lpq should always be enough (unless
> you are linking statically). Everything else would seem to be a bug.
Yup, linking statically.
> > So, my question is, how does one figure out the required libraries? I
> > suggested pg_config --libs on the apr mailing list, and someone had this
> > to say:
> > This returns libraries that were used to build PostgreSQL, not the ones
> > that are required to link to -lpq. So, I'm just worried that it is
> > inaccurate.
> > Could you please comment on this?
> I suppose you got the above information from Tollef Fog Heen, after I
> discussed the issue with him in the Debian BTS. I agree, however, the the
> purpose of the pg_config options may be confusing or badly documented.
No, well maybe. I got this information from an apr developer. I just
forwarded his concern here, to see if his concern made sense.
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