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Re: libpq API incompatibility between 7.4 and 8.0

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Martin Pitt <mpitt(at)debian(dot)org>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: libpq API incompatibility between 7.4 and 8.0
Date: 2005-02-03 16:24:25
Message-ID: 42025039.4030506@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:

>Martin Pitt <mpitt(at)debian(dot)org> writes:
>  
>
>>>I am thinking the easiest solution will be to re-add get_progname() to
>>>8.0.X and bump the major for 8.1.
>>>      
>>>
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>>Seconded. Then we don't need another library version, and it is still
>>not necessary to drag this get_progname accident forever.
>>    
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>We're going to stop dragging the accident now, not a year from now.
>
>Putting get_progname back into libpq would require re-adding all of
>path.c, which creates many more issues than just adjusting
>SO_MAJOR_VERSION would do.
>
>
>  
>

Maybe I'm dense, but I don't understand why this is causing anyone a 
headache. Why would one install the 8.0 libs without the 8.0 clients?

cheers

andrew

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