Alvaro Herrera <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Christopher Browne wrote: > >> It seems to me that there is some value in putting together a script >> that tries to identify some of the interesting bits of the toolchain. > > Yeah; but why not just a bunch of commands, some of which are expected > to work on any particular machine, and save the whole output as a single > string? It's not very clean, but should get the important details. To > support a "new machine," just add more commands to the script. > > A simple version of this, based on your Mark 0, could be: > > uname -a > $CC --version > $CC -V > $CC -v > ls -l /lib/libc.so* > > No need to comment/uncomment anything.
I would have said "ldd postgres" would work on any ELF system and show you all the library so versions it depends on. I guess that only helps if it actually builds and then fails the regression tests -- not if the build fails. On Debian it would be useful to do something like below. Though note that a) this depends on having a postgres package installed which the build machines may not have and b) it shows the libraries that package depends on not the versions of the *-dev packages installed. [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~$ reportbug --offline --template postgresql-8.1 2>/dev/null | sed '1,/^-- System Information/d' Debian Release: testing/unstable APT prefers unstable APT policy: (500, 'unstable') Architecture: i386 (i686) Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash Kernel: Linux 22.214.171.124-swsusp2 Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1) Versions of packages postgresql-8.1 depends on: ii libc6 2.3.6.ds1-4 GNU C Library: Shared libraries ii libcomerr2 1.39-1 common error description library ii libkrb53 1.4.3-8 MIT Kerberos runtime libraries ii libpam0g 0.79-3.1 Pluggable Authentication Modules l ii libpq4 8.1.4-5 PostgreSQL C client library ii libssl0.9.8 0.9.8b-2 SSL shared libraries ii postgresql-client-8.1 8.1.4-4 front-end programs for PostgreSQL ii postgresql-common 57 manager for PostgreSQL database cl postgresql-8.1 recommends no packages. -- no debconf information -- Gregory Stark EnterpriseDB http://www.enterprisedb.com ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 2: Don't 'kill -9' the postmaster