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Re: apr integration

From: Bob Rossi <bob_rossi(at)cox(dot)net>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: apr integration
Date: 2008-05-20 00:04:34
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On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 12:01:32AM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Am Montag, 19. Mai 2008 schrieb Bob Rossi:
> > Apr allows the use of the wonderful postgresql db. It has an autotools
> > test that checks to see if it can link against -lpq. However, checking
> > against just -lpq is not always enough. On linux, sometimes you need
> > '-lpq -lcrypt'. On windows, sometimes you need '-lpq -lSecur32 -lws_32'.
> I don't know about Windows, but on Linux -lpq should always be enough (unless 
> you are linking statically).  Everything else would seem to be a bug.

Yup, linking statically.

> > So, my question is, how does one figure out the required libraries? I
> > suggested pg_config --libs on the apr mailing list, and someone had this
> > to say:
> >   This returns libraries that were used to build PostgreSQL, not the ones
> >   that are required to link to -lpq. So, I'm just worried that it is
> >   inaccurate.
> >
> > Could you please comment on this?
> I suppose you got the above information from Tollef Fog Heen, after I 
> discussed the issue with him in the Debian BTS.  I agree, however, the the 
> purpose of the pg_config options may be confusing or badly documented.

No, well maybe. I got this information from an apr developer. I just
forwarded his concern here, to see if his concern made sense.

Bob Rossi

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