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Re: [HACKERS] What's left?

From: Thomas Swan <tswan(at)idigx(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers-win32 <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] What's left?
Date: 2004-01-23 23:49:58
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Dann Corbit wrote:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Claudio Natoli [mailto:claudio(dot)natoli(at)memetrics(dot)com] 
>>Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 4:44 PM
>>To: 'Andrew Dunstan '; 'pgsql-hackers-win32 '; 
>>'PostgreSQL-development '
>>Subject: Re: [pgsql-hackers-win32] [HACKERS] What's left?
>>
>>
>>
>>Andrew Dunstan wrote:
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>>>Claudio Natoli wrote:
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>>>>* installation directory issues (/usr/local/pgsql/bin 
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>>won't work too 
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>>>>well outside of the MingW environment :-)
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>>>>
>>>Clearly we will need an installer for a binary distribution.
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>>>
>>Yes. To be more precise, my point was that doing so will 
>>require some changes to the code (ie. configure/compile time 
>>constants like PKGLIBDIR just won't do us any good).
>>
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>>>But for now I suggest that the default prefix on Windows is
>>>C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL
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>>>
>
>More properly:
>%ProgramFiles%\PostgreSQL
>
>And then, if they don't like that, let them put it wherever they darn
>well please.
> 
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>>For right now, I'd suggest a directory that doesn't have 
>>whitespace and localization issues :-P
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>It will have to be faced.  If it cannot handle spaces or funny
>characters, it will simply fail.
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What about 8.3 short names for the win32 environment? 
"C:\Progra~1\Postgres" Should be able to work correctly.  Isn't there a 
win32 command to get the short path if you need it?

>I may be able to help on the localization and path stuff.  We have
>solved those issues for our port of 7.1.3, and I expect the work for 7.5
>to be extremely similar.
>
>Where can I get the latest tarball for Win32 development?
>
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