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Re: Solaris getopt_long and PostgreSQL

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Zdenek Kotala <Zdenek(dot)Kotala(at)Sun(dot)COM>, Chuck McDevitt <cmcdevitt(at)greenplum(dot)com>, "pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Solaris getopt_long and PostgreSQL
Date: 2009-03-28 18:36:53
Message-ID: 20732.1238265413@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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I wrote:
> After reviewing this thread and the one that led up to the 8.3 behavior,
> it seems clear that we failed to draw a distinction between getopt and
> getopt_long when we should have.  We don't like Solaris' getopt but
> there seems no reason not to use Solaris' getopt_long.  So Zdenek's
> suggestion to change configure seems the correct fix, and I've done
> that.

So my reward for that is to find that every one of the Solaris 11
buildfarm members is failing today:

pg_regress: initdb failed
Examine /export/home/tmp/pg-test/build-suncc/HEAD/pgsql.6320/src/test/regress/log/initdb.log for the reason.
Command was: "/export/home/tmp/pg-test/build-suncc/HEAD/pgsql.6320/src/test/regress/./tmp_check/install//export/home/tmp/pg-test/build-suncc/HEAD/inst/bin/initdb" -D "/export/home/tmp/pg-test/build-suncc/HEAD/pgsql.6320/src/test/regress/./tmp_check/data" -L "/export/home/tmp/pg-test/build-suncc/HEAD/pgsql.6320/src/test/regress/./tmp_check/install//export/home/tmp/pg-test/build-suncc/HEAD/inst/share/postgresql" --noclean --no-locale > "/export/home/tmp/pg-test/build-suncc/HEAD/pgsql.6320/src/test/regress/log/initdb.log" 2>&1
make: *** [check] Error 2

================== pgsql.6320/src/test/regress/log/initdb.log ===================
initdb: too many command-line arguments (first is "-L")
Try "initdb --help" for more information.
Running in noclean mode.  Mistakes will not be cleaned up.

Apparently the system version of getopt_long is broken on Solaris 11.
My patience for this grows short.

			regards, tom lane

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