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Re: Issue with libpq < 8.4

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Issue with libpq < 8.4
Date: 2010-08-24 09:54:50
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On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 10:52 AM, Guillaume Lelarge
<guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info> wrote:
> Le 24/08/2010 11:49, Guillaume Lelarge a écrit :
>> Hi,
>>
>> I found a rather big issue with our connection functions. We try to use
>> the PQconninfoParse but it doesn't exist on libpq release less than 8.4.
>> And that triggers the deadly:
>>
>> pgadmin3: symbol lookup error: pgadmin3: undefined symbol: PQconninfoParse
>>
>> And kaboom.
>>
>> I don't think this issue will show up in Windows and Mac OS X. But I'm
>> much more afraid for Linux builds. Someone that installs pgAdmin3 will
>> have a libpq installed. Not sure it'll be the last one (8.4 libpq). can
>> we tell packagers to make sure their pgadmin3 packages are tied to an
>> 8.4 (at least) libpq?
>>
>> Is this something we should bother? and if yes, how should we handle
>> this? (adding #ifdef won't work, getting out PQconninfoParse really
>> doesn't please me).
>>
>>
>
> Of course, that's when I hit the Send button that I remember I forgot to
> add this: this issue is both on trunk and 1.12 branch.

Pretty simple to fix - just add a configure check for PQconninfoParse.
I'll look at that.


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