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Re: psql & readline & win32

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Qingqing Zhou" <zhouqq(at)cs(dot)toronto(dot)edu>,<pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: psql & readline & win32
Date: 2006-01-03 09:31:30
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> > Well, we should *at least* provide it from the source 
> build. Since it 
> > does work (with a small kludge, but it does work).
> > Me, I'm not fully happy with psql on win32. I want my tab 
> completion!
> > (which the gui tools don't do either, from what I can tell. 
> At least 
> > pgadmin doesn't. Yet.)
> >
> Yeah, I am not against doing so and having more features is 
> always cool! But I just suspect if we can afford the cost. 
> Actually I tried a little bit on the "thrysoee" version you mentioned:
> $ ./config.guess
> i686-pc-mingw32
> $./configure
> ...
> configure: error: libtermcap, libcurses or libncurses are required!
> This may give us a hint that port is not very easy though.

You can get pdcurses to get past that step. But it's still not easy. See
for example


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