Tom Lane writes:
> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> > Bruce Momjian - CVS writes:
> > * Allow ability to easily build only certain interfaces (Marc)
> > We already have that:
> > make -C /what/ever install
> The ability is there in theory, but it's not documented very well.
Right, we could document these things.
> And I think Marc was also complaining about the download time to
> pull a full tarball when he only wanted to build client-side code.
I think Marc's problem was that he was using an inappropriate package
management system. On that other free operating system, you'd simply
download the precompiled postgresql-libs-xxx.rpm and install it on all the
virtual hosts. Marc insisted on using the FreeBSD port system's
compile-from-source approach every time. Instead he could have chosen to
build a FreeBSD binary package (which exist).
> Couldn't we construct a package that's just client-side code plus
> configure/build support?
Not easily, since there are a number of interdependencies between client
and server code. I guess it's possible, but then we're going to have a
big war about exactly which clients are "worthy". Honestly, I don't
believe in the necessity: If you need a client you have to have a server
somewhere, so you already have the code.
Peter Eisentraut peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net
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