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From: "Tim Dunnington" <timbert(at)timshouse(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Postgres on AIX reply
Date: 2000-12-30 16:07:12
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We've been using Postgres 7.0.2 on AIX 4.3 (on an F80) for over 6 months and 
it has been a dream!  It's been running extremely well, and performance is 
super.  We're using it for an ODBC Winders app with about 10 concurrent users 
(also some via MS Access and Crystal Reports)

The most difficult problem we had was compiling it for AIX.  Specifically, we 
had to have Tcl support, because our product is based on Tcl.  However, it 
wouldn't compile for Tcl, and the pre-compiled packages at bull didn't 
support Tcl.  If you haven't been to bull, go there and see the link for the 
open source AIX software: Once we figured out the 
problem (which required a makefile hack) it compiled for Tcl without a hitch.

What I have is a tar.gz of Postgres 7.0.2 for AIX 4.3.  I'd be happy to share 
it, just contact me and I'll make arrangements.  

All the functionality works except for the tk administration application 
that's included.  Since we didn't need that, we didn't bother to tinker with 

If you're happy to use postgres without Tcl support, then I'd suggest getting 
the packages from bull, which can be installed via smit.  Note that you'll 
also need to have the perl 5 package installed first; its a pre-requisite for 
the postgres package, but the website doesn't tell you that.  And then when 
you do install it, you have to move some the configuration files from one dir 
to another (and now I can't remember what they are <sigh>).  It's been a 
while since I tinkered with those, so I can't remember exactly what had to be 
done, but when you start postgres it will give you a hint.

Let me know if you need a hand :-)


I am interested in using PostgreSQL on IBM AIX 4.1 ....4.3

I am using it to post from legacy(non- SQL based) applications on the AIX
that I will have access to the source code.  The applications work great and
I'm looking only to add functionality(Web access).

Where do I start?

Rick Vlahov

Tim Dunnington
Sr. Integration Engineer


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