On 29 August 2016 at 11:46, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
> On 2016-08-29 11:41:00 +0800, Craig Ringer wrote:
>> On 29 August 2016 at 02:52, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
>> > "Regina Obe" <l...@pcorp.us> writes:
>> >> The routine in PostGIS to parse out the version number from pg_config is
>> >> breaking in the 10 cycle
>> >
>> > TBH, I wonder why you are doing that in the first place; it does not
>> > seem like the most reliable source of version information.  If you
>> > need to do compile-time tests, PG_CATALOG_VERSION is considered the
>> > best thing to look at, or VERSION_NUM in Makefiles.
>> This is my cue to pop up and say that if you're looking at the startup
>> message you have to use the version string, despite it not being the
>> most reliable source of information, because we don't send
>> server_version_num  ;)
>> Patch attached. Yes, I know PostGIS doesn't use it, but it makes no
>> sense to tell people not to parse the server version out in some
>> situations then force them to in others.
> If they're using pg_config atm, that seems unlikely to be related. That
> sounds more like a build time issue - there won't be a running server.

Yeah, you're right, and I shouldn't hijack an unrelated thread. Please
disregard, will follow up separately.

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