[postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #311: Rename postgis.sql topostgis-1.5.sql

Paragon Corporation lr at pcorp.us
Wed Dec 23 22:42:01 PST 2009


Mark can correct me, but I do believe the 

" Mark has a rage-induced aneurism and dies tragically."

Goes with plan 2 :)

or I at least will have a rage induced aneurism with plan 2.  

There are already thousands of files in share/contrib so I don't even run my
sql files from that folder when I am installing PostGIS on Linux (I use the
source folder).

In other cases it really doesn't matter since other contribs usually have
just one sql file and one uninstall (maybe).

Now FWIW, I can grudgingly live with the versioned file names.  Just can't
live with everything in the same folder.

Especially when we are talking about (n) postgis.sql,  (n*4)
postgis_upgrade..., (n) postgis_uninstall


Well, that leaves us with several options, all of which gores someone's ox:

1. Leave the install exactly the way it is now, and Regina continues
to make a "special" one for Windows. Unix and Windows don't match,
directory-wise, but they do match filename-wise. Unix has less version
info in the .sql files than Windows.

2. Change the install to have a versioned postgis-1.5.sql file
installed directly into share/contrib along with all the other .sql
files. Unix and Windows don't match directory-wise or file-wise, but
Unix users get a versioned .sql file to match their .so files.

3. Hack the Makefile to override the pgxs install and installdirs
targets to replicate Regina's Windows scheme. Unix and Windows match
both directory-wise and file-wise, and Unix gets some version
information to go with their .sql files. Mark has a rage-induced
aneurism and dies tragically.

Anyone care to start choosing so we can have a release?


On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 5:50 PM, PostGIS <trac at osgeo.org> wrote:
> Comment (by robe):
>  contrib/postgis (this is folder shared by all that contains proj)
>  contrib/postgis-1.4
>  contrib/postgis-1.5
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