Re: Uploaded postgresql 6.4.2-9 (source i386 all) to chiark
Christopher C Chimelis wrote [re postgresql]:
>Speaking of which...I've been working on the Alpha port and have been
>wrestling with 6.4.2 and the 6.5beta1 for awhile now. I finally got it to
>compile and run (using bare upstream source), but using the patched
>source package (directly from master), psql bombs with a palloc error.
>I was curious as to what is in the future of the package? Do you intend
>on patching 6.5 with the same set of patches that accompany 6.4.2?
In part, only.
>If that's the case, I guess I'll have to work with you on what the problem
>might be with the Alpha. Egcs is one of our evils (postgresql showcases
>an optimiser bug in egcs and must be compiled totally without optimisation
>in order to work...spinlock code, fyi), but I can't track the rest down.
>Even gdb isn't helping :-(
>If you can (and have time), can you send me an explanation of what you
>patched so that I can begin tracking down the change that causes the error
>that we're encountering? Thanks!
The source diff file should show all of that. Most of the changes are to
Makefiles and pathnames.
To all porters:
I have put together a preliminary release of 6.5 (beta2) and the source
for it can be obtained from http://www.lfix.co.uk/postgresql. Could you
please try to build that and send me any diffs you may need to make.
If you are really fast, there is a small chance of getting fixes into the
new upstream release, which is due tomorrow if no-one finds any other
The main place to look for port-specific stuff is now src/config*.
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