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Re: windows build docs

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: windows build docs
Date: 2011-01-31 18:51:54
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On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 19:34, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> wrote:
> On 01/31/2011 12:17 PM, Magnus Hagander wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 18:14, Andrew Dunstan<andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>  wrote:
>>> Following recent discussions and the enabling of 64 bit Mingw builds, I
>>> propose to make the attached changes to the docs. I don't see any great
>>> reason for us to advise against building with Mingw, especially now that
>>> we
>>> have 64 bit support for it, so I removed that, amd also clarified where
>>> Cygwin is useful and where it's not, as well as adding some detail about
>>> how
>>> to make 64 bit builds.
>> Agreed, and looks good to me.
>> Do you know if cygwin psql works in non-US locales these days? It used
>> to be that it didn't, and if we recommend it we should probably
>> include a notice if it doesn't.
> I just tested by setting my machine to fr_FR, and also setting
> LANG=fr_FR.utf8 under Cygwin. The build failed. The I set Cygwin back to
> LANG=C.utf8 and the build/install succeeded. After that, I switched back to
> LANG=fr_FR.utf8, and initdb, pg_ctl start and psql all behaved as expected.
> I'm adding a note accordingly.
> Some day I'll try to work out why the build went boom, but now I need to
> move on to other things.

The thing that *didn't* work for me previously was running it with
*windows* in a different locale. Meaning setting "regional settings"
in the control panel to something like, say, Swedish :-) Or for that
matter, french.

 Magnus Hagander

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