building postgres 8.2

Rick Gigger rick at
Thu Nov 8 16:46:15 PST 2007

On Oct 29, 2007, at 6:12 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Oct 29, 2007, at 18:13, Rick Gigger wrote:
>> Also I tried building postgres 8.2.5 (same as macports is using 
>>  from source and it built fine.  So I think that possibly it's one  
>> of the contrib modules that is causing the problem.  If I modify  
>> the port file how to I tell the port command to use the modified  
>> file?
> This should explain what you need to know; if it does not, please  
> let us know. The new guide is still in the process of being written  
> and I haven't actually read it yet.

This explained just fine how to do it.  I wasn't able to modify the  
postgresql port file to get it to work though.  So I ended up just  
downloading the postgres source code and installing it the good old  
fashioned way with a ./configure, make, make install.  The virgin  
source compiles and installs perfectly although I didn't add in any  
configure flags (except --prefix) and I didn't add in any contrib  

Then I used the instructions above to create my own port file for  
php5.  I added my own variant to build with --with-pgsql but instead  
of using the macports postgres I had it build against my hand  
installed postgres.  Everything built fine at that point so I am up  
and running.  I am curious as to what the port file is adding in that  
is breaking it though, cause I couldn't figure it out.

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