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Re: BUG #4951: installation dir wrong for libpq compilation

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Jim Michaels <jmichae3(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #4951: installation dir wrong for libpq compilation
Date: 2009-07-29 08:45:27
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On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 11:57 PM, Jim Michaels<jmichae3(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
> The following bug has been logged online:
> Bug reference:      4951
> Logged by:          Jim Michaels
> Email address:      jmichae3(at)yahoo(dot)com
> PostgreSQL version: 8.4.0
> Operating system:   Win XP Pro Sp3
> Description:        installation dir wrong for libpq compilation
> Details:
> it is impossible to compile in libpq headers unless the installation
> directory for postgres has no spaces.  compilers such as gcc/mingw don't
> like that.

Double-quoting the paths works fine for me.

> you had it right the first time for 8.3.7 installing pgsql in
> c:\postgresplus.

Postgres Plus is a different product.

> even if it's c:\postgresql that would be fine, just as
> long as it's not
> c:\program files\postgresql.

%ProgramFiles%\xxxx is the Microsoft-recommended installation location
for all applications. Iirc, you can't get a 'Designed for Windows'
certification unless your installation defaults to there. Besides,
it's only a default - if you don't like it, it's trivial to choose
another location.

> besides, on vista c:\program files is a protected directory, and writes to
> that directory may end up somewhere else in a virtual store if the program
> does not have a vista-compatible manifest.

We've done a lot of work to ensure that is never a problem, and after
hundreds of thousands of downloads, it certainly isn't something
anyone has ever reported as an issue that I'm aware of.

Regards, Dave

Dave Page
EnterpriseDB UK:

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