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Re: writing backend extensions using Visual Studio

From: "Andrew Dunstan" <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: <greg(dot)landrum(at)gmail(dot)com>, <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: writing backend extensions using Visual Studio
Date: 2005-03-29 11:33:53
Message-ID: 4931.24.211.165.134.1112096033.squirrel@www.dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Dave Page said:
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Greg Landrum [mailto:greg(dot)landrum(at)gmail(dot)com]
>> Sent: 28 March 2005 23:31
>> To: Dave Page; pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
>> Subject: Re: [pgsql-hackers-win32] writing backend extensions
>> using Visual Studio
>>
>> On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 22:05:58 +0100, Dave Page
>> <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk> wrote:
>> >
>> > >
>> > > it seems that the development
>> > > files distributed with the win32 installer aren't
>> sufficient to the
>> > > task.
>> >
>> > They should be - what did we miss?
>>
>> Looking at a fresh installation, the libpostgres.a distributed with
>> pginstaller seems to match the one I built, but the header files
>> required for building backend apps are missing.  (These are the
>> "internal to Postgres" headers, to use the terminology of
>> postgres_ext.h)
>
> We install the following:
>
> $ ls c:/program\ files/postgresql/8.0/include
> ecpg_informix.h  libpq-fe.h          pgtypes_date.h
> pgtypes_timestamp.h
> ecpgerrno.h      pg_config.h         pgtypes_error.h     postgres_ext.h
> ecpglib.h        pg_config_manual.h  pgtypes_interval.h  sql3types.h
> ecpgtype.h       pg_config_os.h      pgtypes_numeric.h   sqlca.h
>
> Which is what is installed by PostgreSQL's build system. Do backend
> extensions need to be built in the source tree?
>

Don't you need the (fairly large) tree that is normally rooted at
include/postgresql/server? This will contain things like funcapi.h and
fmgr.h.
cheers

andrew



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