Re: [PATCH] PostgreSQL fails to build with 32bit MinGW-w64

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Mark Cave-Ayland <mark(dot)cave-ayland(at)siriusit(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, NISHIYAMA Tomoaki <tomoakin(at)staff(dot)kanazawa-u(dot)ac(dot)jp>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] PostgreSQL fails to build with 32bit MinGW-w64
Date: 2011-12-12 15:00:37
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On 12/12/2011 06:43 AM, Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:
>>> configuration, it seems to me that it would be fine to commit a patch
>>> that made everything work, but for the compiler bug. We could refrain
>>> from stating that we officially support that configuration until the
>>> compiler bug is fixed, or even document the existence of the bug. We
>>> can't be responsible for other people's broken code, but I don't
>>> necessarily see that as a reason not to commit a prerequisite patch.
>>> Otherwise, as you say, there's a chicken-and-egg problem, and who does
>>> that help?
>> Yeah, fair enough. I'll work on that.
> If we're talking about adding support for a previously-unsupported
> Definitely do this (and then file a bug report with the project). I've
> worked with both Kai and NightStrike from the MingW-W64 project to fix
> previous bugs, and as long as they can build the offending source
> themselves then they are very helpful and quick to respond.

Done and done (see



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