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Re: [PORTS] RE: pgaccess doesn't run on -current anymore, possib

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: shimon(at)simon-shapiro(dot)org
Cc: hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org (PostgreSQL-development)
Subject: Re: [PORTS] RE: pgaccess doesn't run on -current anymore, possib
Date: 1998-03-23 23:26:45
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> > cvsup is updated now.
> Almost exactly the same result:  The library will not install in ~pgsql/lib.
> I installed by hand;  cd ~/src/pgsql/src/interfaces/libpgtcl;make install.
> I specified in configure --with-tcl, which to my narrow mind, heavily
> influenced with the 6.2 behavior, it sounds like a bug.

OK, did you remove config.cache before running configure, and supply the
include and library directories when prompted by configure, and do you
have tcl.h, tk.h, libtcl.[a,so] and libtk.[a,so] in one of those
directories.  If you do all those things, it should find it.  You may
want to add a set -x to configure just before the tcl/tk probing to see
what it is doing.

> > I think that is all it takes.
> Nope.  I also did (as root :-), ldconfig -m ~pgsql/lib, and added
> ~pgsql/lib to LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

Under BSDI, we don't have dynamic shared libraries for performance
reasons, but have a more SVr3 shared library that is created using a
special shlicc command.  You specify that result library on the link
line, and it works.

The shame of it is that every OS seems to have different way to load
dynamic libraries, and with/pgaccess need those types of libraries, so
there is no boilerplate solution to this.

> > The executable is src/bin/pgaccess/pgaccess.tcl.  I have to find the
> > line, and edit it.
> Not so simple.  first, I added both known Unix methods of broadcasting a
> library (LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and ldconfig), to no avail.
> Then, I edit pgaccess.tcl, to have the library explicitly specified.
> Now I get:
> $ /usr/local/bin/wish8.1 src/pgsql/src/bin/pgaccess/pgaccess.tcl
> Error in startup script: couldn't load file
> "/usr/local/pgsql/lib/": Undefined symbol "_PQnotifies" in
> wish8.1:/usr/local/pgsql/lib/
>     while executing
> "load /usr/local/pgsql/lib/"
>     (procedure "main" line 3)
>     invoked from within
> "main $argc $argv
> "

It actually looks like it found, but not cannot load libpq,
which is referenced by  I recommend you try that and see if
it works.  I don't do that step here, but it sounds like you may need to
do it.

> This holds true for wish 8.1, 8.0, 4.2, 4.1
> This is why I love TCL so much.  The concept of backwards compatability, or
> inter-port compatability has not been discovered yet.  I have a customer
> who needs/likes pgaccess.  Any help will be appreciated.

Yea, this tcl/tk version thing is pretty pathetic.

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