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Re: Installation trouble -- oops

From: Steve Crawford <scrawford(at)pinpointresearch(dot)com>
To: pgsql general list <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Installation trouble -- oops
Date: 2005-10-31 16:00:17
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On Saturday 29 October 2005 22:33, Tom Lane wrote:
> Steve Crawford <scrawford(at)pinpointresearch(dot)com> writes:
> > Is postgresql (or some parts thereof) now using relative pathing
> > and has that behavior changed?
> As of 8.0 we attempt to determine the libdir, sharedir etc as
> relative to the location of the executable.  So you can't just "cp"
> the PG executables to somewhere else without also copying the
> associated support files into parallel directories.  I believe
> symlinking the executables will work fine though (ie, we look
> through the symlink before doing the relative-path calculation).

Yes, the symlinking did appear to work fine. Thanks for the 
confirmation that it is an acceptable option.


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