On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 6:27 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > Thomas Munro <thomas.mu...@enterprisedb.com> writes: >> On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 5:03 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: >>> Is the AC_SEARCH_LIBS configure call needed to make PG build with the >>> FreeBSD package? > >> Yes. My take is that the commit was correct: the library is needed >> for --with-bonjour to work on non-macOS systems, and apparently it can >> work (though I didn't personally try to assess that beyond seeing that >> it could start up and connect to mdnsd). Perhaps Avahi doesn't >> qualify as a suitable Bonjour implementation any more though, and >> someone out there might like to consider writing a --with-avahi option >> that uses the native API it's shouting about. > > I'm not sure what to do at this point. I concur that the AC_SEARCH_LIBS > call is helpful if you're using mDNSResponder on FreeBSD (or wherever > else that may be available) ... but I'm worried that it will enable > people to create broken builds on Linux without trying very hard. > We might be wise to deem that putting that call in is just creating > an attractive nuisance. > > This would certainly be easier if we had a certifiably-working interface > to the avahi library. But we don't, and I don't plan to write one, > and I doubt anyone else will come out of the woodwork to do it either. > > Is there really much interest in Bonjour support on non-macOS platforms? > I hadn't heard that anybody but Apple was invested in it.
Not from me. My only interest here was to pipe up because I knew that what was originally proposed would have broken stuff on macOS, and after that piqued curiosity. I won't mind at all if you revert the commit to prevent confusion. If the intersection of FreeBSD, PostgreSQL and Bonjour users is a non-empty set, [s]he might at least find this archived discussion useful... -- Thomas Munro http://www.enterprisedb.com -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers