* Dimitri Fontaine (dimi...@2ndquadrant.fr) wrote:
> Stephen Frost <sfr...@snowman.net> writes:
> > me as a terrible idea to ship absolute object file names (which I assume
> > you mean to include path, given you say 'absolute') unless you're an
> I agree, that's why my current design also needs cooperation on the
> backend side of things, to implement what you're calling here relocation
> of the files. Now that I read your comments, we might be able to
> implement something really simple and have something in coreā€¦

I didn't really expect this to be a huge issue or hard problem to
implement.. :)

> Please see attached patch, tested and documented.

On a quick glance-over, it looks like a reasonable implementation to me.

> What about allowing a control file like this:
>    # hstore extension
>    comment = 'data type for storing sets of (key, value) pairs'
>    default_version = '1.3'
>    directory = 'local/hstore-new'
>    module_pathname = '$directory/hstore'
>    relocatable = true

Interesting idea.  I'm a *little* concerned that re-useing '$directory'
there might confuse people into thking that any values in the control
file could be substituted in a similar way though.  Would there really
be much difference between that and '$ctldir' or something?

> The current way directory is parsed, relative pathnames are allowed and
> will be resolved in SHAREDIR, which is where we find the extension/ main
> directory, where currently live extension control files.

Sure, though it's unlikely to be used much there, as it's managed by the

> With such a feature, we would allow module_pathname to reuse the same
> location as where we're going to find auxilliary control files and
> scripts.

Right- they'd be able to have everything in a single directory,
presumably one where they're doing development or where some other
installers installs to.

> Given module_pathname = '$directory/xxx' the extension is now fully
> relocatable and the tool doesn't need to put in any other effort than
> hacking the control file *at build time*.


Peter, any thoughts on this approach..?



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