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Re: Where to find libpq.lib? Or How to link to libpq using windows VS

From: "Crystal BEWZA" <cbewza(at)mdacorporation(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Where to find libpq.lib? Or How to link to libpq using windows VS
Date: 2009-07-15 17:47:11
Message-ID: AEFA38A7063407418B473EE21C117E6202A3C17D@VMXYVR2.ds.mda.ca (view raw or flat)
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> Hello,
> I am trying to develop a windows C++ client for PostgreSQL (v8.3.7)
> using the libpq library.  I am using Visual Studio 2003.  
> 
> My problem is that I am unable to find libpq.lib or the libpq-fe.h in
> the files installed on my machine with the prebuilt binary package.
> Was this some sort of installation error or were these files not
> included in the binary release?  I am however able to find the
> libpq.dll.  Is there a simple way to use this .dll file to link my c++
> program?  I have tried a couple of work arounds for this but I suspect
> there is a straightforward answer that might not be clear to me as a
> newbie postgres user.
> 
> In addition, because I was unsuccessful at using the .dll file
> provided by the prebuilt binary package I also tried following the
> "Building libpq with Visual C++ or Borland C++" instructions in
> section 16.2 of the documentation but I am unsuccessful with this as
> well.  This is the error I get.
> C:\PostgreSQL\postgresql-8.3.7\src>nmake /f win32.mak
> 
> Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility Version 7.10.3077
> Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
> 
>         cd include
>         if not exist pg_config.h copy pg_config.h.win32 pg_config.h
> The system cannot find the file specified.
> NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'if' : return code '0x1'
> Stop.
> 
> I hope that I have provided you enough information.  Any guidance is
> appreciated.
> 
> Sincerely,
> Crystal Bewza	                	
> 

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