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Re: [HACKERS] version functions (was NT port of PGSQL - success)

From: jwieck(at)debis(dot)com (Jan Wieck)
To: jhickey(at)impact1(dot)hpcc(dot)nectec(dot)or(dot)th (Justin Hickey)
Cc: maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us, pgsql-hackers(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] version functions (was NT port of PGSQL - success)
Date: 1998-10-09 10:05:48
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Jazzman wrote:
> Hello Bruce
> On Oct 8,  5:40pm, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > I have removed the data/base/*/pg_version file because it was never
> > used.  We had removed the 'version' functions long ago, but
>                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Does this mean that the following from the FAQ is wrong?
>    3.25) How do I tell what PostgreSQL version I am running?
>    From psql, type select version();
> If so then this question should probably be changed to point users to the
> PG_VERSION file.

    No, it is still correct. The version function is there and it
    returns the compiled in string from version.h.

    But take a look at version.c please. I think  it  should  use
    memcpy()  or  strncpy()  instead of strcpy(). As it is now it
    writes the null byte after the palloc'ed area.



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