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Re: Fix for MSVC header installation

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Fix for MSVC header installation
Date: 2007-04-25 21:31:20
Message-ID: 462FC8A8.6020104@hagander.net (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org> writes:
>> And we really should make VC++ install in the same locations as mingw by 
>> default anyway.
> 
> I think you guys may be misinterpreting what's happening: this behavior
> is not platform-sensitive, it is path-sensitive.  In particular, the
> configure script will interpolate /postgresql into some of the
> installation paths unless the given path already contains "postgres"
> or "pgsql".  On some of my machines I build working versions into
> /home/postgres, and there I get paths like
> 	/home/postgres/version82/share/timezone/...
> and on others I build into /home/tgl and get paths like
> 	/home/tgl/version82/share/postgresql/timezone/...
> 
> So what I think is happening is that Magnus is getting fooled by which
> username he builds under.  The thing to standardize on is the full
> path you want the stuff to install in (and make sure it doesn't mention
> postgres twice).

Yup. I had no idea it did that :-) It certainly explains the difference.
Since the default path is /usr/local/pgsql.. But on the linux box in
question I build into /home/mha/pginst/HEAD/.

//Magnus

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