Re: [HACKERS] plPHP in core? - Mailing list pgsql-general

From Robert Treat
Subject Re: [HACKERS] plPHP in core?
Msg-id 1112647731.26133.225.camel@camel
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In response to Re: [HACKERS] plPHP in core?  (Tom Lane)
Responses Re: [HACKERS] plPHP in core?  (Doug McNaught)
Re: [HACKERS] plPHP in core?  (Alvaro Herrera)
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On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 16:17, Tom Lane wrote:
> Robert Treat <> writes:
> > On Monday 04 April 2005 12:01, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> Peter has pointed out that the problem of circular dependencies is a
> >> showstopper for integrating plPHP.
> > AFAICT Peter's claim is false.  You can install plphp in the order of PHP,
> > PostgreSQL,plPHP  which is the same for all of the other pl's.
> This is not an install problem, it is a build problem.  PHP cannot be
> built (except in a stripped-down form) without Postgres already built.
> If we try to build plPHP as part of the Postgres package then we have
> the same problem in the other direction.  We are going to be very
> unloved by packagers if we try to force them to deal with that
> (and remember I work for Red Hat nowadays ... in fact it would be *me*
> having to deal with the fallout from circular build dependencies).

If by "stripped down" you mean without postgresql database support then
I'll grant you that, but it is no different than other any other pl
whose parent language requires postgresql to be installed.  If packagers
are able to handle those languages than why can't they do the same with

Robert Treat
Build A Brighter Lamp :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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