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Re: BUG #3744: libpq.a missed from /lib directory

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Lorenzo Fiorini <lorenzo(dot)fiorini(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #3744: libpq.a missed from /lib directory
Date: 2007-11-12 08:47:02
Message-ID: 47381306.7060105@postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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Lorenzo Fiorini wrote:
> The following bug has been logged online:
> 
> Bug reference:      3744
> Logged by:          Lorenzo Fiorini
> Email address:      lorenzo(dot)fiorini(at)gmail(dot)com
> PostgreSQL version: 8.3 beta2
> Operating system:   Windows 2000
> Description:        libpq.a missed from /lib directory
> Details: 
> 
> In the 8.2.5 there is a libpq.a in the lib dir that allow to link libpq to
> Windows apps built with mingw.
> 
> In the 8.3 beta 2 it seems missed.

8.3 is built with Visual C++ which creates a .lib import library instead
of .a. If memory serves, mingw should be fine with either format, it was
just VC++ which didn't like .a's which is why we shipped both with the
mingw builds.

Regards, Dave.

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