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Re: Installing on Redhat 7.2

From: Steve Atkins <steve(at)blighty(dot)com>
To: Postgres general mailing list <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Installing on Redhat 7.2
Date: 2006-08-30 23:23:13
Message-ID: 82D99114-FEF7-4517-8E22-6C21D318A757@blighty.com (view raw or flat)
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On Aug 30, 2006, at 4:10 PM, Ron Johnson wrote:

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> Steve Atkins wrote:
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>> On Aug 30, 2006, at 2:49 PM, Dennis Reaves wrote:
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>> I've no doubt that current Postgresql versions will compile from
>> source and run on 7.2, but you're fairly unlikely to find RPMs
>
> Really?  Most system libraries have changed quite a bit in 5 years.
>  If PG uses any new functions, thhtt goes the build.

Postgresql is a well-written, portable package that tries to avoid
stupid linux-specific tricks. I've not tried it, but I'd be surprised if
it didn't compile on an old linux installation with fairly minimal
effort.

Cheers,
   Steve


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