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Re: Have configure complain about unknown options

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Marko Kreen <markokr(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>, Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: Have configure complain about unknown options
Date: 2006-05-09 15:35:32
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Marko Kreen wrote:
> On 5/9/06, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
> > Am Freitag, 5. Mai 2006 20:07 schrieb Martijn van Oosterhout:
> > > 1. Provide an escape option they can add
> > > 2. Package systems can usually apply patches prior to compiling, they can
> > > always remove the offending line if they like.
> > > 3. Try and get feedback from them now rather than wait
> >
> > My feedback is this: You are going to enter a world of pain.
> Seems that way.  Especially if the non-PGAC options won't be
> handled automatically.
> Some projects have solved the problem different way - by printing
> out the summary of most important options at the end of configure:
> PostgreSQL version X.X.X
> OpenSSL: no
> Integer datatime: yes
> Python: yes
> Perl: yes
> So at the end of configure the user can visually confirm
> his expectations without needing to parse the noise
> from full configure output.  Maybe this would be better
> solution.

Seems we would be best printing out options we _didn't_ undertand at the
end of the build.

  Bruce Momjian

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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