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Re: PL/perl should fail on configure, not make

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PL/perl should fail on configure, not make
Date: 2013-01-09 17:08:00
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On 1/9/13 11:00 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> The libperl-dev package, as constituted, doesn't make any sense: it's
> got the symlink which people need, and a very large static (.a) library
> that most people don't need.  Even worse, you can't tell without close
> inspection which of those files is actually used by a package that
> requires libperl-dev, and that is something that's important to know.

The expectation is that if you want to link against libfoo, you install
libfoo-dev, and after that you can uninstall it.  What's wrong with that?



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