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Re: 7.4RC1 failed to build on Linux

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Kenji Sugita <sugita(at)srapc1327(dot)sra(dot)co(dot)jp>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 7.4RC1 failed to build on Linux
Date: 2003-11-04 04:00:06
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"Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org> writes:
> On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Kenji Sugita wrote:
>> ../../../src/interfaces/libpgtcl/ undefined reference to `Tcl_NewByteArrayObj'
>> ../../../src/interfaces/libpgtcl/ undefined reference to `Tcl_GetByteArrayFromObj'

> what version of tcl do you have installed?

Too old, looks like :-(.

We just applied a patch that uses Tcl ByteArray objects to prevent
charset-translation problems with lo_read() and lo_write() in recent
Tcl releases.  This breaks compatibility with Tcl 8.0.* because
ByteArray wasn't added till 8.1.

I'd have preferred not to break compatibility with Tcl 8.0.*, but I
didn't see a whole lot of alternatives.  There isn't any other way
AFAICS to prevent recent Tcl releases from applying an unwanted

			regards, tom lane

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