> This thread came to mind again due to the following:
> - Source install of 8.0.2b1 (libpq.dll copied lib->bin).
> - Source install of 8.1devel (libpq.dll copied lib->bin).
> - Binary install of Pgadmin III 1.2.1 (libpq.dll in winnt/system32).
> Both servers have had services created for them using pg_ctl register.
> When I start the service for either of the servers, I assume
> pg_ctl is running with the libpq.dll from winnt/system32. Now
> this seems to work ok now, but is this likely to bite us some
> time in the future when the libpq's are "more different"?
That actually depends on your windows version :-) See for example
You might be able to get around this using a manifest file, or you can
change the search order using something like
really isn't a problem as long as you're on a server where no untrusted
users are allowed.
I think the long-term change may be to not call it libpq but instead
"libpq2" or something if a non-backwards-compatible version is made.
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