Subject: Re: dependency on postgresql server
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brook Milligan <email@example.com>
Date: 08/04/2006 08:17:12
Joerg Sonnenberger writes:
> See databases/slony1 for a possible way to deal with it. I don't exactly
> like it, but so far it was the only package where it is needed. The
> requirement to abstract it was nil for that reason.
Thanks for the pointer.
As a quick summary for the mailing list, the solution used for slony1
includes the following in the packge Makefile:
Doesn't this lead to a dependency on _both_ the server and the client?
I'm not sure what the requirements for slony1 are, but I am needing a
dependency on _only_ the server, not the client. In fact, it would be
incorrect to arbitrarily create a needless dependency on the client.
Is there a compelling reason not to handle this in some way? If not,
are there any specific suggestions besides the two I gave earlier?
Are there any feelings for which option is preferred?
Thanks again for your feedback.