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Re: installer problems

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Dimitri Fontaine <dfontaine(at)hi-media(dot)com>, Samuel Rettore <rettore(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: installer problems
Date: 2010-09-24 15:11:07
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On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 4:09 PM, Alvaro Herrera
<alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
> Excerpts from Peter Eisentraut's message of vie sep 24 10:55:58 -0400 2010:
>> On fre, 2010-09-24 at 11:38 +0100, Dave Page wrote:
>> > I didn't know that existed - thanks. Unfortunately the first box I
>> > tried it on didn't have it, but that's quite old and not a supported
>> > platform anyway. if it does exist on everything we support, then that
>> > could work.
>> It's tempting, but I would caution against that.  The installer might
>> work just fine (or 95% fine) on unsupported platforms, but if you just
>> shut people out you won't know.  Of course you might want to print a
>> *warning* based on lsb_release.
> I think the logic is if lsb_release exists on all supported platforms,
> then use it to determine whether this is a supported platform or not.
> If it doesn't exist, then you know it's not a supported platform in the
> first place.

Yeah. We wouldn't prevent execution on an unsupported platform - just
warn the user that it hasn't been tested and therefore might not work
so well.

Dave Page
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