Re: INSTALL file

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>
Cc: Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum <ads(at)pgug(dot)de>, 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
Date: 2019-02-15 07:59:41
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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.

Peter Eisentraut
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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