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Re: Finding zlib on MinGW

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Merlin Moncure <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Finding zlib on MinGW
Date: 2004-07-12 13:30:25
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Merlin Moncure wrote:
> > If zlib was installed as part of mingw automatically, then we should
> > look in there by default, but if folks are installing mingw, I think
> > they would then know to point to that directory to find it.  If we
> > automatically look, we might find other stuff we shouldn't, no?
> > 
> > Let's see if others have this issue and if they do we can add such a
> > search path for Win32.
> The mingw environment is a little quriky.  It by default drops all user
> compiled libraries in /local/lib, where all the standard libs are in
> /mingw/lib, where postgresql currently looks.
> I find it easier just to configure the libraries like zlib to put their
> stuff in the mingw folder.  In lieu of making changes, I'd be happy to
> write a compiling guide for win32 users who are unfamiliar with the
> win32 environment.

Is there any downside to adding /usr/local/lib and /usr/local/include
for mingw?  Those paths are searches by default on unix gcc.  Why isn't
that happening with mingw gcc?

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