[postgis-users] About $libdir

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Fri Apr 11 09:51:54 PDT 2003

It gets better :) contrib-global.mk is a 7.2+ development, so we'd have 
to have a version specific switch. Right now, we read our version 
from... the global make file :)
Or we could just toss out 7.1 support. <sound of Dave cheering>

Norman Vine wrote:
> Paul Ramsey writes:
>>While, I often thing a standalone postgis with a configure script would
>>be an improvement, the number of potential cases due to packagers doing
>>inconsistent things with their various distributions (in  the FreeBSD
>>case it appears that the binary package had a different configuration
>>from the source package, same with the Cygwin case) might defeat any
>>attempt at automatically finding all the information needed for a compile.
> AFAICT installing from within the PostgreSQL source distribution is needed
> as PostGIS uses some of the internal PSQL headers.
> AFAICT the $libdir problem is self inflicted in that because we use
>     include $(top_srcdir)/src/Makefile.shlib
> instead of
>     include $(top_srcdir)/contrib/contrib-global.mk
> the 'normal' install location for the $SO_LIB is not available
> note It is not trivial to use 'contrib-global.mk' in that we are
> building both a $SO_LIB and EXEs but it is probably worth
> looking into using the 'contrib-global.mk' functionality if ....
> someone has the time and the inclination
> Cheers
> Norman
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