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Re: BUG #7485: 9.2 beta3 libxml2 can't be loaded on Windows

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Rikard Pavelic <rikard(dot)pavelic(at)zg(dot)htnet(dot)hr>, Craig Ringer <ringerc(at)ringerc(dot)id(dot)au>, pgsql-bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Sachin Srivastava <sachin(dot)srivastava(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Subject: Re: BUG #7485: 9.2 beta3 libxml2 can't be loaded on Windows
Date: 2012-08-16 14:29:59
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On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 3:26 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> writes:
>>> So Sachin and I have looked at this but not found a problem with the
>>> installers. He then found that one of our colleagues has already
>>> reported this as an issue with PostgreSQL and submitted a possible
>>> patch. So, we need a committer to look at fixing this:
>> Seems pretty brute-force.  Why not just
>> #if LIBXML_VERSION > 20703
>> #endif
>> in some suitable place (probably xml.c itself, since I don't think we
>> want to #include xmlversion.h in global headers)?
>> Or actually, maybe we could just unconditionally define
>> HAVE_XMLSTRUCTUREDERRORCONTEXT in pg_config.h.win32.  Is anybody
>> likely to still be building PG with ancient libxml on Windows?
> That works for me. Using older libxml's would be a bad idea anyway -
> and there are precompiled binaries available, so it's not hard to get.

Works as in, I'm happy with it. I haven't tested. Though, it'll likely
break some of the old BF animals (temporarily, I hope).

Dave Page
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