Shachar Shemesh <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I've received a bug report on the OLE DB list, which I suspect is
> actually a server bug. The correspondence so far is listed further on,
> but, in a nutshell, user runs an OLE DB client on windows (OLE DB uses
> the binary interface), and server version 8.1.9 on Windows, and all is
> fine. When the server is switched to 8.1.8 on Debian Etch on ARM9,
> float8 type is not received properly by OLE DB.

Perhaps OLE is trying to use binary instead of text transmission of
data?  It's not a server bug if ARM has a different FP format than
the client hardware; it's the client's responsibility to either use
text format or be prepared to cope with whatever the binary format is.

                        regards, tom lane

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