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Re: Pet Peeves?

From: rhubbell <Rhubbell(at)iHubbell(dot)com>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Pet Peeves?
Date: 2009-02-08 03:09:51
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In the case of DBD::Pg it seems that it just uses the output of
pg_config. It seems absurd that that information can't be stored in
psql.  There must be some good reason that it's not.
Is it because psql is stripped? 

At least the build information (which pg_config spits out) could be stored
in a text file that psql knows about and then psql --buildopts would
give you that information.

On Sun,  8 Feb 2009 02:28:40 -0000
"Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com> wrote:

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> >> What logic would lead someone to separate pg_config from everything else?
> >> Do people often just install the server and nothing else? Then what?
> > This is actually *required* by Debian/Ubuntu packaging rules.
> > The development environment must be packaged separately from shared libraries
> > like libpq or else major snafus arise when a new soversion of libpq comes out.
> > You need to be able to have both versions installed simultaneously (in case
> > you have programs which require both) but that won't work if they both contain
> > things like header files or executables.
> I'm not sure I follow this. What makes pg_config so different from psql? I can't
> imagine why it's not simply treated the same as pg_dump and psql. It's certainly
> annoying to have to install a whole seperate package just to have access to it.
> >> BTW I ran into the need for pg_config upon installing DBD::Pg.
> >> Maybe DBD::Pg maintainer problem?
> > Installing a package for DBD::Pg or building it? The former would indeed be a
> > package bug.
> AFAIK, no package has that problem. If there is one, someone raise a bug.
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