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Re: INSTALL appnote for Solaris 10...

From: Zdenek Kotala <Zdenek(dot)Kotala(at)Sun(dot)COM>
To: John R Pierce <pierce(at)hogranch(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: INSTALL appnote for Solaris 10...
Date: 2007-05-10 19:36:32
Message-ID: 46437440.6050704@sun.com (view raw or flat)
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John R Pierce wrote:
> I just built a version of postgres 8.2.4 on Solaris 10 x86 ... a few 
> things that could be mentioned in INSTALL, and or in the Solaris notes....

Solaris.FAQ is best place for it.
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/faqs.FAQ_Solaris.html

<snip>
> 
> Solaris has a `crle` command that performs a function similar to 
> ldconfig of the BSD systems.     To globally add libreadline and libsl 
> to the library path, I used...
> 
>  crle -l /lib:/usr/lib:/opt/sfw/lib:/usr/sfw/lib
> 
> if you only wanted to do this for a single user, then put the following 
> in that user's profile,
> 
>  export LD_LIBRARY_PATH; LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/sfw/lib:/usr/sfw/lib
> 
> for compilation, set the path as..
> 
>    export PATH; PATH=/usr/bin:/opt/SUNWspro/bin:/usr/sfw/bin:/usr/ccs/bin
> 

Better way is use -R linker switch:

LDFLAGS="-R /opt/sfw/lib:/usr/sfw/lib"

> 
> The contrib/start-scripts/freebsd worked adequately as 
> /etc/init.d/postgres if I removed the -l from the `su` commands.

On Solaris 10 SMF is recommended instead standard start stop scripts. 
You can get SMF script for example there:

http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/howtoguides/postgresqlhowto.jsp#2
or
http://src.opensolaris.org/source/xref/sfw/usr/src/cmd/postgres/postgresql-8.2/Solaris/


		Zdenek

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