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Re: PostgreSQL - proposed package

On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, Oliver Elphick wrote:

> Being now convinced that the previous maintainer(s) of Postgres95 have passed
> from the scene, I propose to make a package of PostgreSQL, its successor.
> If anyone objects, please speak up!
> Being fairly new to the packaging business, I should like some advice on a
> few matters:
> 1. postgres95 divided the upstream source into 4 sections: postgres95,
>    postgres95-dev, libpq1 and postgres95-doc. While I can see the point of
>    most of these, I am not sure of libpq1: would it be acceptable to
>    bundle the library in with the development system?

Applications written for use with PostgreSQL need libpq.so, but don't 
need the rest of the stuff (you can use applications to connect to remote 
> 2. PostgreSQL provides interfaces for C (libpq), C++ and TCL.  Should
>    these be separate packages or can they again be merged into the
>    development package?

Don't forget the Perl interfaces (native Pg.pm and the DBI-driver).

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