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Re: Postgres on AIX5.3 and AIX6.1

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Chris Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres on AIX5.3 and AIX6.1
Date: 2010-06-24 17:33:17
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On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 12:39 PM, Chris Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org> wrote:
> pierce(at)hogranch(dot)com (John R Pierce) writes:
>> On 06/23/10 6:02 PM, Chris Browne wrote:
>>> There is already an FAQ on issues relating to AIX. It is, in recent
>>> versions, part of the documentation tree:
>>>
>>> <http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.0/static/installation-platform-notes.html>
>>>
>>
>> can I take this opportunity to point out a problem on that page?
>>
>> In "5.8.1.3. Internet address issues", the bit about ..
>>
>>       # ifconfig lo0 inet6 ::1/0 delete
>>
>>
>> In 6.1, localhost may fail to come up at all when you next reboot
>> after you do that. I had to recreate the ipv6 localhost before it
>> would work correctly.   I haven't investigated any farther.
>
> Here's a patch that makes this more version-sensitive.

This patch makes it clear that the workaround is no good on AIX 6.1,
but it doesn't seem quite clear about whether the underlying problem
has been fixed in AIX 6.1.  It would be good to understand that.

-- 
Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise Postgres Company

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