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Re: Compilation problems

From: "Diego" <diegoman(at)usuarios(dot)retecal(dot)es>
To: Raphaël Enrici <blacknoz(at)club-internet(dot)fr>
Cc: <pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Compilation problems
Date: 2004-03-21 23:05:29
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Raphaël Enrici" <blacknoz(at)club-internet(dot)fr>
To: "Diego" <diegoman(at)usuarios(dot)retecal(dot)es>
Cc: <pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: [pgadmin-support] Compilation problems
> Ok, so you needed it for Debian Woody and/or Mandrake.
> Concerning woody, we provide packages for it, why not simply using them ?
> If you need a more up to date PostgreSQL for woody, Oliver Elphick who
> is responsible of PostgreSQL for Debian provides its own backports:
> pgAdmin3 has just entered Debian (see
> and I'll backport this particular
> version for woody asap: except for the postgresql dependencies, it
> should be a simple rebuild of the source package with dpkg-buildpackage.
> Concerning Mandrake 9.1, packages are also provided.
> Is there a particular reason except personnal willing to learn which
> pushed you not using the packages ?

Well, here's the explanation: we are using PostgreSQL 7.4 on SuSE 9.0 for
some projects at work, and my boss wanted pgadmin for Linux, because he was
using the Windows version but we weren't using Windows anymore. So he told
me to get the Linux version. I visited the web page but I saw there weren't
SuSE 9.0 packages. I downloaded the 8.2 package and told the system
administrator to try to install it, but apparently there was a dependency
problem (maybe something related to libssl, I think he told me). Maybe it
could have been solved by simply symlinking (I suppose pgadmin was looking
for a previous version of libssl library), but he didn't like this solution
(don't ask me why). Then I googled and found some messages where people told
that the Mandrake packages worked fine on SuSE 9, so I downloaded and asked
the administrator to install them but he told me that pgadmin didn't work

So later on friday, I told my boss: ok, no problem, I'll download the
sources and in ten minutes this weekend I'll have a statically compiled
version of pgadmin, which I'll bring on monday, and we won't have
dependencies problems anymore. How could I expect that I would have so many

As you already know, I have Debian and Mandrake installed at home, and not
SuSE, so this is the reason of why I wasn't using prebuilt packages for
these two distributions.

But anyway, I admit that after two failed attempts, it became something
personal and this is why I've been disturbing the list during the last 48
hours ;)

> I ask this because this is to me
> interesting to know why people don't use provided packages: it can
> figure out a bad communication from our side, or simply badly packaged
> things or documentation.

I'm sure that the packages are perfectly built (I just missed SuSE 9.0
packages!) and they are easily accesible, and the compilation instructions
at the web are clear and concise, the only problem I've found is that the
configure script seems to need some tuning (or maybe some extra steps on the
compilation instructions, if I've been doing something wrong).

> >>We stay in touch, it may be a good thing that you send your
> >>config.log.gz to pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
> >>
> >>
> >Ok, I'll send the log and a description of my problems.
> >
> >
> Thanks.
> Regards,
> Raphaël

I've already sent a message to pgadmin-hackers list.


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