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Re: Postgres on AIX reply

From: "Tim Dunnington" <timbert(at)timshouse(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Postgres on AIX reply
Date: 2000-12-30 17:27:17
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At the time that I was doing this, I made serveral posts here about it.  
Perhaps you can search the archive for it...this was in June.

But for the short version, I had to add a compiler directive to include, I 
think it was, when building the tcl package  I'll 
have to login to our development server to find out what I did (it's been six 
months now)...I actually had a shell script to do the makefile change for 
me.  I'll send that one next week when I find it.

I beg to differ on the perl issue though.  When I downloaded and installed 
the postgres package in June from bull, I had to install the perl 5 package 
first.  Smit wouldn't install the package otherwise, and explicitly told me 
that I had to have the perl 5 package.  This was confirmed by another group 
of engineers installing postgres on another server...they had the exact same 

Now perhaps the package has changed since then, but I'm telling you I had to 
install perl 5 first.  I'm certain of it.

So if you know how to get around that, I'd appreciate it.  Or if the package 
at bull has changed, I'd like to know that too.


Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> said:

> Tim Dunnington writes:
> > 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 
> > open source AIX software: Once we figured out the
> > problem (which required a makefile hack) it compiled for Tcl without a 
> Would you care to share what kind of modifications you had to make to get
> Tcl support to compile so that we can include this in the next release?
> > If you're happy to use postgres without Tcl support, then I'd suggest 
> > 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 
> > the postgres package, but the website doesn't tell you that.
> That is false.  Perl is not needed.
> -- 
> Peter Eisentraut      peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net

Tim Dunnington
Sr. Integration Engineer

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