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Re: libedit on OS X?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Tore Halset <halset(at)pvv(dot)ntnu(dot)no>, pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: libedit on OS X?
Date: 2003-12-08 13:06:03
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > Also, I am thinking we might just ship libedit with PostgreSQL in 7.5
> > and get rid of the readline dependency.
> You are?  Considering that most of the world has readline, that seems
> like a fairly unnecessary bloat of our distribution.
> I'm not sure why Tore's case is failing when libedit is reputed to work
> for other people ... but I think we ought to find out and fix it, not
> offer a brute-force solution of including someone else's library in
> our distro.

I thought we felt libreadline was too fluid an API, and that the GPL
zealots were saying dynamic linking was a violation of the GPL and would
make PostgreSQL GPL too.

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