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Re: Issue with libpq < 8.4

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Issue with libpq < 8.4
Date: 2010-08-24 11:29:52
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On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 1:20 PM, Guillaume Lelarge
<guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info> wrote:
> Le 24/08/2010 13:01, Magnus Hagander a écrit :
>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
>>> wrote:
>>>> This "disqualifies" pgAdmin3 from quite a lot of platforms. There
>>>> aren't that many that are on 8.4+ yet :-(
>>> If the packagers are willing to update pgAdmin to 1.12, it seems
>>> highly likely that they'll also update their PostgreSQL package to
>>> 8.4+ too. The distros with a conservative update policy (like Debian
>>> Stable) won't update either.
>> It's probably going to make it very hard for a backports repository to
>> carry it though :( But I guess it could keep a backport of libpq as
>> well, since it's always backwards compatible.
> Can't we just have it set a variable we could check with a #ifdef? We
> don't use PQconninfoParse in many files (actually, two). So it would be
> pretty easy to add the #ifdef line, so that it won't be a big issue for
> packagers.

Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking. Sorry for re-opening this
discussion, but is my reading correct that we are *only* using it to
figure out if we have libpq version 9?

 Magnus Hagander

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