Tom Lane wrote:

> Not working with the cmake version shipped in current distributions would
> almost certainly cause us to reject this patch.  Adding a new build
> dependency is bad enough; adding one that isn't easily available is a
> show-stopper.  You'd better think in terms of what's provided with RHEL6,
> not RHEL7, as the minimum baseline on the Red Hat side.  I'm not sure what
> the oldest active LTS distribution is in the Debian world, but I'm pretty
> sure it won't have cmake 3.

Current Debian Stable (wheezy) has cmake 3.0.2.  Oldstable (jessie) has

As for Ubuntu, according to the oldest still
supported is 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) and they have 2.8.7:

For these systems, the CMake 2.8 functionality would be enough.  No need
to go back to 2.6.

Álvaro Herrera      
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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