Thanks I am doing it all the hard way.
I will do it again when I can find time.
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:
> # 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
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