On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 03:12 CEST, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 6:58 PM, Greg Stark <st...@mit.edu> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 3:09 PM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> However, we don't know of anyone who has tried to do this in a very
> >> long time, and are therefore considering removing the remaining
> >> support for the VAX platform.  Has anyone tried to build PostgreSQL
> >> for VAX lately?
> >
> > Actually I tried a while ago but got stuck configuring the network on
> > simh so I could get all the tools. I can try again if there's interest
> > but we don't necessarily need to keep a port just because there's a
> > simulator for it.
> That's really up to you.  I'm not particularly interested in
> generating interest in maintaining this port if there wouldn't
> otherwise be any; I'm trying to figure out whether there is existing
> interest in it.  For all I know, <whatever>BSD is shipping PostgreSQL
> binaries for VAX and every other platform they support in each new
> release and people are using them to get real work done.  Then again,
> for all I know, it doesn't even compile on that platform, and if you
> did manage to get it to compile it wouldn't fit on the disk, and if
> you managed to fit it on the disk it wouldn't work because key system
> calls aren't supported.  If someone is still interested in this, I'm
> hoping they'll help us figure out whether it's anywhere close to
> working, and maybe even contribute a buildfarm critter.  If no one
> cares, then let's just rip it out and be done with it.

I'm building the vax packages for openbsd. What I can tell is that
for 5.5 no postgresql packages were built. But that may be that
due to the recent upgrade from gcc 2.95 to 3.3.
I guess that not all dependencies to actually build postgresql
are available for the vax, or may build successfully there. But I need
to verify. Might need a few days, since I'm currently on vacation,
with sparse Internet connectivity. ;)


> --
> Robert Haas
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