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Re: Problematic dependency in plpython Makefile [Windows]

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Noah Misch <noah(at)leadboat(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Problematic dependency in plpython Makefile [Windows]
Date: 2013-01-03 04:58:10
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On 01/02/2013 11:34 PM, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> On 01/02/2013 10:13 PM, Noah Misch wrote:
>> On Windows, src/pl/plpython/Makefile has a rule whose target line 
>> expands to
>> something like "python33.def: C:/Windows/system32/python33.dll".  
>> When doing a
>> MinGW build with Cygwin's make-3.81, that line elicits an error:
>> Makefile:69: *** target pattern contains no `%'.  Stop.
>> Seeing a second colon, make treats the line as a static pattern 
>> rule.  Perhaps
>> the MinGW project ships a make patched to avoid this, or perhaps folks
>> building PostgreSQL override WINDIR.  In any event, that dependency 
>> is not
>> useful: we can't build the named file if it's absent, and an error from
>> pexports is a good as an error from make.  Let's drop the dependency.
>> Note that this affects --without-python builds during "make clean".
> I suspect under Msys the path seen won't contain a colon - it will be 
> an Msys virtualized path like /c/Windows/system32/....

Apparently not, from testing. Maybe the make is patched after all.



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