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Re: Relocatable locale

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>,Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Relocatable locale
Date: 2004-05-27 13:03:57
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 27. Mai 2004 14:41 schrieb Bruce Momjian:
> > > > As for how to do it - on Windows you *can* get the path of the DLL that
> > > > is executing your code, using GetModuleFileName(). Hardly
> > > > cross-platform, but can be done.
> > >
> > > That sounds pretty reasonable to me.
> >
> > True, and we already have our own find_my_exec() which works for Unix too.
> What does that have to do with this case?  We're trying to find the library 
> here.

Oh, I see that GetModuleFileName() finds the location of your library,
not of the binary.  Nice.  So, for Win32, we use that function call to
find the locale directory?

We do have a comment in port/exec.c:

    if (GetModuleFileName(NULL, retpath, MAXPGPATH) == 0)

and I thought that did only binaries, not the library that uses them.  I
assume if the library is a DLL, it returns the DLL location, and if it
is in the binary, it returns the binary location.

I will make a Win32-specific patch.  Do we want an evironment variable
for Unix?  Seems folks do.  I will work on that too.

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