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Re: PostgreSQL and libtool

Patrick Welche <> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 07:05:42PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 11:59:00AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> > That often works fine; the problem is that the patches to make
>> > PostgreSQL use libtool don't work right; PostgreSQL has its own fairly
>> > complicated shlib spport system and in this case that seems to work
>> > better than our force-libtool approach.  I don't think people are
>> > arguing that pkgsrc swapping in libtool is in general bad, but rather
>> > that in this particular case we're worse off.
>> Are we? How often did we have problems with the libtool build?
>> Compare the history of the Darwin rules in PostgreSQL itself. It was
>> broken a number of times, too. The most likely candidate for the current
>> OSX fallout is -bundle. The easiest way to fix this is figure out how
>> the plsql module is built in both cases (with and w/o libtool).
> I just found a round tuit to borrow someone's MacOS 10.4/XCode 2.5 laptop,
> boostrapped a current pkgsrc on it, and built postgresql90 successfully,
> presumably with libtool.
> I take it I missed the boat?

Not sure what you mean, but the tricky part is postgis, which uses
postgresql's shlib functionality.  I don't remember the details, but I
had a bunch of trouble - basically our libtoolification was incomplete
and didn't work right for postgresql module builds.

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