|From:||Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>|
|To:||David Steele <david(at)pgmasters(dot)net>|
|Cc:||Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum <ads(at)pgug(dot)de>, Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(dot)dunstan(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org|
|Subject:||Re: INSTALL file|
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On 2019-03-21 22:06:36 +0400, David Steele wrote:
> On 2/15/19 11:59 AM, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > On 14/02/2019 20:13, Andres Freund wrote:
> > > On 2019-02-04 11:02:44 +0900, Michael Paquier wrote:
> > > > +1. I have just looked at the patch, and my take is that listing all
> > > > the ways to build Postgres directly in the README is just a
> > > > duplication of what we already have in the documentation. So I would
> > > > just rip out all that and keep a simple link to the documentation.
> > >
> > > Well, the documentation cannot be built without the dependencies, and
> > > not everyone has convenient internet access. I'm not sure what the
> > > solution to that is, but somehow consolidating that information in the,
> > > by now pretty standardized, location of INSTALL seems pretty reasonable
> > > to me.
> > (I suppose you meant README here. The information is already in INSTALL.)
> > But the proposed additions don't actually mention the required
> > dependencies to build the documentation, so it wouldn't even achieve
> > that goal.
> > And if you don't have internet access, how did you get the git checkout?
> > The use case here seems pretty narrow.
> Any thoughts on Peter and Andres' comments?
Given nothing happened since then I think we ought to mark this as
returned with feedback? Will do so tomorrow.
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