Re: [RFC] building postgres with meson - v12

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>
Cc: John Naylor <john(dot)naylor(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, samay sharma <smilingsamay(at)gmail(dot)com>, Nazir Bilal Yavuz <byavuz81(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: [RFC] building postgres with meson - v12
Date: 2022-09-02 17:11:18
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Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de> writes:
> On 2022-09-02 14:17:26 +0700, John Naylor wrote:
>> + # FIXME: -output option is only available in perl 5.9.3 - but that's
>> + # probably a fine minimum requirement?
>> Since we've retired some buildfarm animals recently, it seems the
>> oldest perl there is 5.14? ... which came out in 2011, so it seems
>> later on we could just set that as the minimum.

> At the moment we document 5.8.3 as our minimum, supposedly based on some
> buildfarm animal - but that's probably outdated.

Yeah, definitely. prairiedog was the only animal running such an old
version, and it's gone. I don't think we have anything testing ancient
bison or flex anymore, either. I'm a fan of actually testing whatever
we claim as the minimum supported version of any tool, so there's some
work to be done here, on buildfarm config or docs or both.

regards, tom lane

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