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Re: Have configure complain about unknown options

From: "Marko Kreen" <markokr(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Peter Eisentraut" <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Martijn van Oosterhout" <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>, "Bruce Momjian" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>, "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: Have configure complain about unknown options
Date: 2006-05-09 08:53:23
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On 5/9/06, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
> Am Freitag, 5. Mai 2006 20:07 schrieb Martijn van Oosterhout:
> > 1. Provide an escape option they can add
> > 2. Package systems can usually apply patches prior to compiling, they can
> > always remove the offending line if they like.
> > 3. Try and get feedback from them now rather than wait
> My feedback is this: You are going to enter a world of pain.

Seems that way.  Especially if the non-PGAC options won't be
handled automatically.

Some projects have solved the problem different way - by printing
out the summary of most important options at the end of configure:

PostgreSQL version X.X.X
OpenSSL: no
Integer datatime: yes
Python: yes
Perl: yes

So at the end of configure the user can visually confirm
his expectations without needing to parse the noise
from full configure output.  Maybe this would be better


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