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port-cobalt/39654: postgresql8.3.3 linking problem on NetBSD 4.0 / cobalt qube2 / mipsel
>Synopsis: postgresql8.3.3 linking problem on NetBSD 4.0 / cobalt qube2 /
>Arrival-Date: Mon Sep 29 16:25:00 +0000 2008
>Originator: Glyn Astill
>Release: NetBSD 4.0 (GENERIC)
NetBSD bsd2.lorddef.net 4.0 NetBSD 4.0 (GENERIC) #0: Mon Apr 7 01:25:36 UTC
Postgresql8.3.3-server compiles, however it fails with a segfault
 Segmentation fault "/usr/pkg/bin/po...
fgets failure: No such file or directory
The program "postgres" is needed by initdb but was not found in the
same directory as "/usr/pkg/bin/initdb".
Check your installation
Compile as normal with make, make install then run initdb
#/etc/rc.d/pgsql initdb -E LATIN1 (encoding not required to repeat problem)
Or try to start the server
/etc/rc.d # ./pgsql start
In previous versions we used to edit Makefile.global, and change the parameters
passed to ld from '-r' to '-r -d' - however we cannot find Makefile.global or
As a side note, similar problems were noticed using 8.3.3 with debian etch on
the qube2, and these were fixed in CVS at some point after the 8.3.3 release.
So this problem may be gone entirely in 8.3.4. It is still a linker problem on
mipsel machines thoug.
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