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Re: [INTERFACES] psql trerminal behaviour

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Tim Joyce" <tim(at)hoop(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: "paneris administration" <administration(at)messageboards(dot)paneris(dot)org>, "Thomas Lockhart" <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, moray(dot)mcconnachie(at)computing-services(dot)oxford(dot)ac(dot)uk, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] psql trerminal behaviour
Date: 1999-09-29 13:42:39
Message-ID: 3296.938612559@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Tim Joyce" <tim(at)hoop(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:
> i think that the postgres build should check more thoroughly that
> /usr/include/readline/*.h exists and not let you make with out it,

That cure would be a lot worse than the disease!

> as pgsql is quite unusable without arrow and del keys.

If you don't have readline installed, then you're not used to using it,
so I doubt you will consider psql "unusable" without it.  Postgres is
already a pain to install; adding more required prerequisite packages
would make it worse...

			regards, tom lane

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