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Re: BUG #2969: Inaccuracies in Solaris FAQ

From: Zdenek Kotala <Zdenek(dot)Kotala(at)Sun(dot)COM>
To: Rich Teer <rich(dot)teer(at)rite-group(dot)com>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #2969: Inaccuracies in Solaris FAQ
Date: 2007-02-23 16:15:57
Message-ID: 45DF133D.2010606@sun.com (view raw or flat)
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There is Solaris FAQ update. Please, look on it and let me know any 
comments.

	Thanks Zdenek


Rich Teer wrote:
> The following bug has been logged online:
> 
> Bug reference:      2969
> Logged by:          Rich Teer
> Email address:      rich(dot)teer(at)rite-group(dot)com
> PostgreSQL version: 8.2.2
> Operating system:   Solaris 10
> Description:        Inaccuracies in Solaris FAQ
> Details: 
> 
> Hi there,
> 
> First, many thanks for providing the best open source database!  I've
> spotted a couple of errors/bits of bad advice in doc/FAQ_Solaris, which I
> think should be updated.
> 
> 1. The answer to question 3 (Why does configure complain about a failed test
> program?) says to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to the directory containing
> the missing libs.  While this does work (as does the other suggestion of
> using LD_RUN_PATH), the correct answer to this question is to include the
> library's path in the executable by using the -R flag, thus avoiding the
> need for the end user to mess about with environment variables.  For
> example, I use "LDFLAGS=-R/usr/sfw/lib ./configure ..." to build Postgres
> which uses Sun's OpenSSL.
> 
> 2. The answer to question 8 (Can I use DTrace for tracing PostgreSQL?) says
> that Solaris 10u3 or newer is required to handle probes in static functions.
>  Unfortunately, this is not the case.  DTrace can't be enabled when using
> update 3 (aka 11/06); the (as yet unreleased) update 4 or newer is
> required.
> 
> Thanks for reading!
> 
> Rich Teer,
> Author of Solaris Systems Programming
> 
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