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Chapter 20. Installation on Win32

Build and installation instructions for Postgres v6.4 client libraries on Win32.

Building the libraries

The makefiles included in Postgres are written for Microsoft Visual C++, and will probably not work with other systems. It should be possible to compile the libaries manually in other cases.

To build the libraries, change directory into the src directory, and type the command

nmake /f win32.mak
This assumes that you have Visual C++ in your path.

The following files will be built:

  • interfaces\libpq\Release\libpq.dll - The dynamically linkable frontend library

  • interfaces\libpq\Release\libpqdll.lib - Import library to link your program to libpq.dll

  • interfaces\libpq\Release\libpq.lib - Static library version of the frontend library

  • bin\psql\Release\psql.exe - The Postgresql interactive SQL monitor

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