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Re: Postgres on AIX reply

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Tim Dunnington <timbert(at)timshouse(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Postgres on AIX reply
Date: 2000-12-30 16:01:46
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.30.0012301659390.776-100000@peter.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-ports
Tim Dunnington writes:

> The most difficult problem we had was compiling it for AIX.  Specifically, we
> had to have Tcl support, because our product is based on Tcl.  However, it
> wouldn't compile for Tcl, and the pre-compiled packages at bull didn't
> support Tcl.  If you haven't been to bull, go there and see the link for the
> open source AIX software: Once we figured out the
> problem (which required a makefile hack) it compiled for Tcl without a hitch.

Would you care to share what kind of modifications you had to make to get
Tcl support to compile so that we can include this in the next release?

> If you're happy to use postgres without Tcl support, then I'd suggest getting
> the packages from bull, which can be installed via smit.  Note that you'll
> also need to have the perl 5 package installed first; its a pre-requisite for
> the postgres package, but the website doesn't tell you that.

That is false.  Perl is not needed.

Peter Eisentraut      peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net

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