> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Kings-Lynne [mailto:chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au]
> Sent: 31 January 2002 01:34
> To: Dave Page; 'Peter Eisentraut'
> Cc: 'PostgreSQL Development'
> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] A simpler way to configure the source code?
> > > I feel having the "fringe features" more tested is a
> great idea, and
> > > will lead to a better PostgreSQL, and therefore happier
> users. :)
> > > A friendly, and decently-easy-to-user interactive setup (Linux
> > > "menuconfig" kernel style?) would be beneficial.
> > >
> > > If it doesn't add signifcant overhead to maintenance, and is very
> > > portable, it sounds to me like a good idea.
> > >
> > +1 (not that this is a vote :-) )
> Hmmm...yuck. I think a --with-everything is a good idea, but
> surely all that needs be done is make the regression test
> test everything? It's annoying little setup scripts that
> make porting things to FreeBSD a pain...
I seem to recall that Peter's proposal was for a script that drove configure
for you so presumably you could either use the script, or ignore it and
./configure --with..... if you preferred.
If this were the case I don't see how anyone could object as long as it's
nice and portable and is easy to maintain.
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