Subject: Re: testing of PostgreSQL on NetBSD
To: Brook Milligan <>
From: Kevin P. Neal <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 04/07/2000 15:27:27
On Fri, Apr 07, 2000 at 12:06:39PM -0600, Brook Milligan wrote:
> PostgreSQL is about to release version 7.0.  We have maintained a pkg
> for postgresql in the past and no doubt will continue to do so.
> However, there are several NetBSD ports for which no testing has been
> done.
> ? NetBSD-alpha (don't know if this has ever been tested)

NetBSD/Alpha 1.4.1, PostgreSQL 6.5.3:
working, buggy: psql can't give a listing of tables, nor a listing of
fields in a table. Other tools (the TK interface, for example) have
similar problems. 

I have patches that I will hopefully get sent off tonight. These
patches get PostgreSQL compiling on the Alpha, but they don't fix
the bugs with tables, etc. 
> I don't have any of these platforms or I'd test them.  Is there anyone
> who can step up in the next week or so (release is tentatively
> scheduled for 15 April) to test the current version on any of this (or
> other) hardware?

Ok, I'll volunteer to test the Alpha port. I hope you have a test suite
setup because I don't make heavy/complex use of PostgreSQL.

I may even be able to chip in a test run on a Sun 3. We'll see.
Kevin P. Neal                      

"You know, I think I can hear the machine screaming from here...  \
'help me! hellpp meeee!'"  - Heather Flanagan, 14:52:23 Wed Jun 10 1998