Andres Freund <> writes:
> On 2014-05-29 08:49:38 -0400, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>> Well, we could have just hacked up that particular header check to do
>> what we want.

> Still wouldn't have solved that ossp already didn't work on several
> platforms at all anymore and is likely to work on even fewer in 5 years.

Yeah.  The problem is not with the header check, it's with the fact that
OSSP UUID is basically broken on several modern platforms.[1]  We were
going to have to do something about that pretty soon anyway.  I agree that
this isn't the most ideal time in the dev cycle to do something about it,
but fixing portability issues is one of the expected beta-time activities,
no?  That's really what this is.

                        regards, tom lane

[1] Quite aside from compilation problems, yesterday's testing results
suggest that it can't read the system MAC address at all on Debian:

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