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Re: [PORTS] mx.rpm

From: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>
To: "Andy" <andysamuel(at)geocities(dot)com>, <pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PORTS] mx.rpm
Date: 2001-08-21 15:26:20
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On Tuesday 21 August 2001 05:30, Andy wrote:
> Where is the MX RPM ? I didn't see this in the 7.1.3 RPM, for RH 7.1 and
> also Mdk 8.0. And by the way, it was asked when I tried to install the
> PostgreSQL Python module. I know 7.1.2 RH 7.1 has this MX RPM.

The 7.1 DB-API 2.0 Python client _requires_ mx to be installed, whether from 
RPM or from source.  As a stopgap measure, I uploaded a version of the mx rpm 
with the last 7.1.2 RPMset.

However, I can't really provide those dependencies forever.  The mx rpm 
provided in the 7.1.2 download is still ok to use.  I don't think I cleaned 
it out.

Check on '' for an mx RPM for your distribution.

Incidentally, the older PyGreSQL module doesn't require this -- but the newer 
pgdb module does.  This is not documented in the main PostgreSQL 
documentation, either.

D'Arcy may be able to provide a link to where this is documented properly.

The mx extensions for Python are a collection of Python software tools
which enhance Python's usability in many areas.

Any OS that ships PostgreSQL 7.1.x and doesn't ship mx has a broken 
PostgreSQL Python DB-API 2.0 client, AFAICT.
Lamar Owen
WGCR Internet Radio
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