Re: [PATCH] check for ctags utility in make_ctags

From: Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Nikolay Shaplov <dhyan(at)nataraj(dot)su>, pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] check for ctags utility in make_ctags
Date: 2019-01-03 01:03:53
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On Wed, Jan 02, 2019 at 11:35:46AM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> In fact, that's demonstrably not so: on my RHEL6 and Fedora boxes,
> /usr/bin/etags isn't owned by any package, because it's a symlink
> managed by the "alternatives" system. It points to /usr/bin/etags.emacs
> which is owned by the emacs-common package. So dropping the advice
> about how to fix the problem seems like a good plan.

+1, let's keep it simple. I would just use "ctags/etags not found"
as error message.

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