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On 1/28/2011 23:23, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> On 01/28/2011 08:09 AM, JonY wrote:
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>> On 1/28/2011 18:19, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>>>> configure:7071: checking for zic
>>>> configure:7104: result: no
>>>> configure:7113: error:
>>>> When cross-compiling, either use the option --with-system-tzdata to use
>>>> existing time-zone data, or set the environment variable ZIC to a zic
>>>> program to use during the build.
>>> Why are you cross-compiling? I built without any need to do that. Change
>>> the names of the binaries on the m mingw64/bin directory to remove the
>>> platform prefix, put that directory at the head of your PATH, and run a
>>> plain configure. Works like a charm.
>>> You should probably wait a little while (i.e a week or so) for me to
>>> work out the wrinkles in this. Then I will publish some instructions on
>>> the wiki.
>> the mingw64 toolchain is usually built as a cross compiler, so its not
>> his fault there, its not supposed to be renamed. Will it be possible to
>> check first if the host machine actually allows using tzdata related
>> stuff before erroring out?
>> Disclaimer: I don't know anything about tzdata or zic other than its for
>> timezone information.
> Maybe that's true. But Windows doesn't come wth zic nor a timezone
> database like Unix usually has. Part of the reason we started
> maintaining our own timezone sets was that we needed it on Windows. And
> since we do mke rovision for that, jumping through these hoops seems
> silly. I'm much more interested in building 64 bit Postgres for Windows
> natively than as a cross compilation, and as I reported yesterday, it's
> entirely possible. The cross-compilaion without renaming failed
> miserably on my setuo, because, for example, configure used the wrong ar.
*** Moving thread to mingw-w64-public ***
There is/was a bug in autotools, where the wrong AR was used, try adding
"AC_CHECK_TOOL([AR], [ar], [:])" as a workaround.
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