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Re: BUG #5062: 8.4.1 compile fails on debian can't find libdl

From: pwright <windsandlight(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Dimitri Fontaine <dfontaine(at)hi-media(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, philip wright <zphw(at)de1(dot)uga(dot)duke(dot)edu>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5062: 8.4.1 compile fails on debian can't find libdl
Date: 2009-09-19 01:40:36
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Thanks I am doing it all the hard way.
I will do it again when I can find time.
pw

Dimitri Fontaine wrote:
> Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> 
>> "philip wright" <zphw(at)de1(dot)uga(dot)duke(dot)edu> writes:
>>> Description:        8.4.1 compile fails on debian can't find libdl
>> Our Debian packager would certainly have complained before now if PG
>> didn't build on Debian.  I suspect that you have forgotten to install
>> some needed support files.  Does Debian have the equivalent of -devel
>> subpackages?  If so you're probably missing whatever -devel package
>> goes with libdl.
> 
> debian provides friendly package building tools:
> 
>   http://packages.debian.org/source/sid/postgresql-8.4
> 
>   # install all build dependancies for postgresql-8.4
>   apt-get build-dep postgresql-8.4
> 
>   # build it with debian defaults etc
>   apt-get source -b postgresql-8.4
> 
>   # or only get the sources
>   apt-get source postgresql-8.4
> 
> If you want to tweak the debian options choices, see apt-build.
> 
> And if the problem is related to building client or server tools for
> postgresql, then you have the -devel kind of packages:
> 
>   apt-get install postgresql-server-dev-8.4 libpq-dev
> 
> Regards,


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