Re: development setup and libdir

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Ivan Sergio Borgonovo <mail(at)webthatworks(dot)it>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: development setup and libdir
Date: 2010-01-30 16:06:02
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Ivan Sergio Borgonovo <mail(at)webthatworks(dot)it> writes:
> ... I can't make install (provided it works as expected, I didn't try
> yet) since I sincerely hope that my user doesn't have write right on
> whatever is pointed by $libdir.

Why not? In order to install a C function, you have to be superuser,
which means you already have the keys to the kingdom database-wise.
There is no reason to not give a developer of C functions write access
on $libdir. He could do whatever he wanted inside the C code anyway.

regards, tom lane

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