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RE: INSTALL file (was Re: [HACKERS] Re: HISTORY for 6.5.2)

From: Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>, docs(at)postgreSQL(dot)org, Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: RE: INSTALL file (was Re: [HACKERS] Re: HISTORY for 6.5.2)
Date: 1999-09-21 21:59:07
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On 21-Sep-99 Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On Sep 20, Bruce Momjian mentioned:
> 
>> I agree our INSTALL is very large.  Is there some way we can simplify
>> the install process?
> 
> On the one hand a database server is probably not your everyday
> ./configure && make && make install program you get from freshmeat and you
> do want to put some time into a proper installation. 

I disagree.  When you remove the 'change to this user, install from this
directory' stuff and get down to the actual install, it is just as simple
as ./configure && make && make install.   That's how I've done it the last
few times.   And each time I've enabled different features.

Vince.
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