On 8/10/07, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Decibel! <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 11:46:47AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> "Adrian Maier" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >>> I have just tried to compile postgresql 7.4.17  on a HP-UX 11.11 box
> >>> (PA-RISC)   and the compliation fails in gist.
> >>
> >> I do not think anyone cares about making 7.4.x run on platforms it did
> >> not support before.  Use a newer PG release.
> > Actually, this is PA-RISC, not the numerous emails we've gotten this
> > week about HPUX on ia64 (what is it with the HPUX guys this week?)
> Oh, my mistake --- obviously hadn't consumed enough caffeine this
> morning.
> [ digs around a bit... ]  However, I might have been right for the
> wrong reasons.  I'm thinking Adrian is trying to build for 64-bit
> HPPA (a beast the 7.4 supported-platforms matrix doesn't know about),
> and is falling foul of this problem:
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2004-03/msg01196.php
> Teodor fixed that in the 8.0 devel cycle, but couldn't back-patch it
> because it meant an on-disk layout change of gist indexes.
> What I suspect is that gcc 3.3.3 doesn't have the specific error checks
> I complained of in the above message, but simply generates bogus
> assembly code for the incorrect C code :-(

So it looks like this is simply a known issue that hasn't been backpatched.
I'll simply use 8.2 .

Thanks for your answers,
Adrian Maier

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