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Re: pgNixInstaller: Making PostgreSQL relocatable

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Enver ALTIN <ealtin(at)parkyeri(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Devrim Gunduz <devrim(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Nicolai Tufar <ntufar(at)gmail(dot)com>, Burcu Guzel <burcu(dot)guzel(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: pgNixInstaller: Making PostgreSQL relocatable
Date: 2006-03-23 05:15:03
Message-ID: 3160.1143090903@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Enver ALTIN <ealtin(at)parkyeri(dot)com> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> s/doable/already done/, no?

> I did a Google search on "relocatable PostgreSQL" and the first 
> result[1] said it's already done. Apparently it didn't work for me on 
> Solaris 8 (linking problems). I'll be looking at it sometime today.

OK ... it's supposed to work to shift the whole installation tree to
a new root, ie, paths to places like the /share and /lib directories
are determined relative to where the backend executable actually is.
If this is not working on Solaris then for sure we want to know ...

			regards, tom lane

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