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Fwd: Bug#380047: libpq-dev: no declaration for pg_encoding_to_char

From: Martin Pitt <martin(at)piware(dot)de>
To: PostgreSQL Bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Fwd: Bug#380047: libpq-dev: no declaration for pg_encoding_to_char
Date: 2006-07-29 10:33:40
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Hi PostgreSQL developers,

I recently got this bug report about a missing declaration of
pg_encoding_to_char() in the official client library headers
(PostgreSQL 8.1.4). This causes some build problems of depending
packages like the ruby bindings [1].

So, should this function be declared in libpq-fe.h (or pg_wchar.h
included into the postgresql client development package), or is this
function obsolete?

Thank you!



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Subject: Bug#380047: libpq-dev: no declaration for pg_encoding_to_char
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From: Matej Vela <vela(at)debian(dot)org>
To: submit(at)bugs(dot)debian(dot)org
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 06:45:37 +0200
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Package: libpq-dev
Version: 8.1.4-5

Chapter 21.2.3 ("Automatic Character Set Conversion Between Server and
Client") documents several functions:

  int PQsetClientEncoding(PGconn *conn, const char *encoding);
    where conn is a connection to the server, and encoding is the
    encoding you want to use. If the function successfully sets the
    encoding, it returns 0, otherwise -1. The current encoding for this
    connection can be determined by using:
  int PQclientEncoding(const PGconn *conn);
    Note that it returns the encoding ID, not a symbolic string such as
    EUC_JP. To convert an encoding ID to an encoding name, you can use:
  char *pg_encoding_to_char(int encoding_id);

The first two are declared in <libpq-fe.h>, but pg_encoding_to_char()
seems to be in <mb/pg_wchar.h>, which is not included in the package.
If this interface is private or deprecated, consider this a
documentation bug.



----- End forwarded message -----

Martin Pitt
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Debian Developer

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