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Re: postgesql-9.0.4 compile on AIX 6.1 using gcc 4.4.6

From: Steve Singer <ssinger(at)ca(dot)afilias(dot)info>
To: "Weiss, Wilfried" <Wilfried(dot)Weiss(at)nsg(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: postgesql-9.0.4 compile on AIX 6.1 using gcc 4.4.6
Date: 2011-08-31 13:33:22
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On 11-08-30 07:58 AM, Weiss, Wilfried wrote:
> Hello,
> I am just trying to compile postgresql-9.0.4 on AIX 6100-06-03-1048 
> using gcc 4.4.6.
> Unfortunately that was not all.
> There was also:
> "[Bug target/46072] AIX linker chokes on debug info for uninitialized 
> static variables"
> This is an IBM bug in AIX's assembler (as) which causes corrupt object 
> code that is crashing when trying to execute it.
> As far as I know IBM still not delived a fix for this. It seems that 
> they are not interested in this as IBM's xlc is not using the 
> assembler to create object code.
> Does any one know whether there is an alternate way to compile 
> postgresql on AIX 6.1 using gcc???
> I appreciate even the smallest hint!

I have compiled 9.0.4 on AIX 5.3 with GCC 4.1.1 without any issues.
(well the regression tests hit an issue on REL9_0_STABLE builds that 
they don't hit with more recent branches but that is due to a makefile 
related issue that I should post about in a different thread.

The buildfarm member grebe 
does this.

I do not have access to a AIX 6.1 machine

> Regards
> WW

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