On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 02:12:57PM -0400, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> Michael Paquier wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 4:18 PM, Michael Paquier
> > <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > OK, after hacking that for a bit I have finished with option 2 and the
> > > set of PG-like set of routines, the use of USE_SSL in the file
> > > containing all the SHA functions of OpenBSD has proved to be really
> > > ugly, but with a split things are really clear to the eye. The stuff I
> > > got builds on OSX, Linux and MSVC. pgcrypto cannot link directly to
> > > libpgcommon.a, so I am making it compile directly with the source
> > > files, as it is doing on HEAD.
> > 
> > Btw, attached is the patch I did for this part if there is any interest in 
> > it.
> After quickly eyeballing your patch, I agree with the decision of going
> with (2), even if my gut initially told me that (1) would be better
> because it'd require less makefile trickery.
> I'm surprised that you say pgcrypto cannot link libpgcommon directly.
> Is there some insurmountable problem there?  I notice your MSVC patch
> uses libpgcommon while the Makefile symlinks the files.

People have, in the past, expressed concerns about linking in
pgcrypto.  Apparently, in some countries, it's a legal problem.

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