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Re: Porting to Haiku

From: Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Mark Hellegers <mhellege(at)xs4all(dot)nl>, Postgresql Hackers Mailinglist <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Porting to Haiku
Date: 2013-01-12 21:18:27
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On 01/12/2013 10:07 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
> "Mark Hellegers" <mhellege(at)xs4all(dot)nl> writes:
>> I have only one server available running Haiku. Can I also run a normal 
>> Postgresql installation on that same machine? If so, I will be able to 
>> run the build multiple times a day.
> 
> I believe that works at the moment, although there were discussions just
> yesterday about whether we really wanted to support it.  (The point
> being that the buildfarm script would have to be careful not to kill the
> live postmaster when cleaning up after a test failure.  I would
> definitely advise that you not run the buildfarm under the same userid
> as any live server, so that no accidental damage is possible.)

iirc Haiku is very strange in that regard - it is basically a
single-user operating system, which I think makes it basically useless
as a server and a horror from a security pov.


Stefan


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