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Re: Mac OS X 10.1 build bug - paths with spaces

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Murray Todd Williams <MurrayTodd(at)mac(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Mac OS X 10.1 build bug - paths with spaces
Date: 2001-11-20 00:49:09
Message-ID: 23640.1006217349@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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I said:
> Looks like we need some double quotes in that there ln -s command.

Sure enough, you can build in a directory whose path contains spaces
after addition of double quotes to src/backend/Makefile's ln -s
command for parse.h.

However, I found that a lot of things blow up if you try to specify
an installation prefix that contains spaces in the pathname. 
configure itself failed to cope with "--prefix=/path/with/spaces",
for reasons that aren't very clear to me.  I gave up when I found that
initdb couldn't deal with spaces in $PATH.  There might be other
problems further downstream.

Cleaning this up might be a project for some future hacker, but I
haven't got time for it now...

			regards, tom lane

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