Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Tom Lane writes:
>> Interesting theory, but if LIBS is broken then wouldn't the backend fail
>> to run at all? How'd they manage to pass the other regress tests?
> Presumably the backend would print an error message along the lines of
> "cannot find shared library libxyz.so" and the user would take appropriate
> configuration steps. However, this doesn't really help when running
> configure because no user actually reads every 'checking...' line and
> tries to challenge the result by examining config.log.
Oh, I see: you posit that the user fixed the shlib configuration problem
after discovering the backend wouldn't run, but did not then go back and
re-run configure. Yes, that makes sense. Justin, are the INT64 flags
in your config.h wrong?
> Yet another reason to avoid AC_TRY_RUN.
The tests that we have to see whether 64-bit arithmetic actually works
are probably just unnecessary paranoia. However, the tests to see
whether snprintf does the right thing, and with what format flags,
still seem necessary; and I see no way to handle those without a runtime
Maybe the AC_TRY_RUN tests could be moved up to before we start probing
regards, tom lane
In response to
pgsql-bugs by date
|Next:||From: Peter Eisentraut||Date: 2001-03-13 20:31:10|
|Subject: Re: Various bugs with PG7.1 8th March snapshot on Solaris 8
|Previous:||From: Tom Lane||Date: 2001-03-13 20:00:00|
|Subject: Re: Various bugs with PG7.1 8th March snapshot on Solaris 8 INTEL |