> I have installed 6.5.3 on LinuxPPC R5 on a Mac 7600 with 128Mb, and a G3
> 400 MHz upgrade card.
> Here are some notes of the installation process:
> 1) RPM did not place the package contents in the locations mentioned
> stated in the INSTALL document. They ended up in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
> 2) The documentation talks about the possible need for flex. I needed
> it, and having meddled with Unix 15 years ago, it took a while for me to
> realise it is a version of lex. Also required are yacc (byacc) and
> kernel_headers. I had neither of these, and I am not sure what sort of
> other tasks might require the existence of kernel_headers. I have
> already installed jdk1.1.8 and netbeans and some other stuff. So,
> perhaps a mention that this package is required would help others. Maybe
> it's only necessary on Linux?
> 3) I had to make one source change after all that. In
> src/backend/optimizer/path/costsize.c, the compiler warned that MAXINT
> was undefined in a couple of functions. I tried to track it down and
> found it in limits.h and various other places. However, I have little
> experience with compiling big C projects, did not know how to see what
> was happening in the #ifdef etc at the top of costsize.c so added
> #define MAXINT INT_MAX before the #include "optimizer/cost.h" line, and
> then everything compiled almost without warning. I do not recall seeing
> any warnings.
> 4) When running the regression tests, geometry failed (I think for
> rounding issues), random did not fail (?) and plpgsql bombed badly. The
> error with this one is a syntax error on 'select * from PField_v1...'. I
> tried this in psql as well and got the same error. This does not worry
> me too much as I will not be using this extension to SQL.
> 5) I created my own database and added a 2-column table. I had trouble
> initially since I was trying 'insert into acc_balance values ("123",
> 23.0);' which failed. I finally worked out that it does not like ". I
> have used ' and " interchangeably for 10 years on Tandem NonStop SQL but
> am not sure of the correct standard.
> 6) I tried to add a column to the table. \d acc_balance shows the
> column, but select * shows no values and I cannot insert any values into
> the column. The system says the table does not have such a column. If I
> try 'insert into acc_balanace values ('456', 12.33, 'now');' it says I
> have supplied too many values. (the last column is a timestamp, so my
> syntax may be incorrect).
When I re-entered psql, the column was there and I could add to it.
> This is as far as I have got. The reason for installing is to have a
> database I can access through JDBC and then use a client to use RMI to
> the JDBC 'server'.
> Hope this is interesting.
> Godfrey Raftesath
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