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Re: [HACKERS] plpgsql is not ready for prime time

From: jwieck(at)debis(dot)com (Jan Wieck)
To: Bill(dot)Allie(at)mug(dot)org
Cc: tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] plpgsql is not ready for prime time
Date: 1998-10-05 07:28:34
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Billy G. Allie wrote:
> Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> > ... it does not build on HPUX, nor on any other platform that requires
> > specialized switches to build shared libraries.  I recommend the author
> > consult the makefile for libpq, and transpose the necessary fooling
> > around into plpgsql.  (On HPUX it fails for lack of -fPIC in the compile
> > commands for the pl/plpgsql/src subdirectory; there might also be
> > problems in the link command, but the compile commands are certainly
> > wrong.)
> I have made change to configure/ and added a to help
> with the problem (I had problems compiling for UnixWare).  I will be testing
> [the UnixWare part of] the patches over the new few days.  I will submit the
> after I complete prlimiary testing.  I will also mail the patch to anyone else
> who would like to test for a specific port.
> > We have enough different shared libraries now that it'd be a good idea
> > to try to eliminate most of that cruft from the individual module
> > makefiles, replacing it with definitions made in the port makefiles.
> > But it's a bit too late in the 6.4 beta cycle to try to do that for 6.4,
> > I think --- the testing problem looms too large.  Something for next time.
> I aggree that the shared library handling needs to be standardized and the
> port specific information moved to the port specific Makefile.
> >
> > BTW there is also a configuration check that needs to be applied: the
> > pl/tcl subdirectory should be built only if a *shared library* version
> > of Tcl is available.  I happen to have only a static version of libtcl.a
> > installed, which is fine for pgtclsh, but pl/tcl tries to link with it
> > and falls over...
> Hmmmm.... I don't now autoconf well enough (yet) to handle this change.

    I'd   really   appreciated  to  have  PL/pgSQL  installed  in
    template1 with the 6.4 release. But I see that  the  problems
    we have with the make process of shared libraries is too much
    trouble that close to release.

    Since PL/Tcl also causes trouble let's put both into 6.5  and
    don't delay 6.4 longer than required for the other fixes.



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