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Compiling Postgres 7.2. under CYGWIN

Posted on 28 March 2002 by Demian Turner

I´ve found a detailed explanation in the poor postgres page on how to compile postgres 7.2. under CYGWIN (emulation of UNIX environment in Windows) but it doesn´t works at all. Ever is reported the same error when compile from source:

make -C ../utils dllinit.o
make[2]: Entering directory `/postgresql-7.0.2/src/utils’
gcc -I../include -I../backend -I/usr/local/include -O2
-I/usr/local/include -Wall -Wmissing-prototypes -Wmissing-declarations -c
-o dllinit.o dllinit.c
dllinit.c:49: conflicting types for `DllMain’
dllinit.c:44: previous declaration of `DllMain’
dllinit.c:49: conflicting types for `_cygwin_dll_entry’
dllinit.c:49: previous declaration of `_cygwin_dll_entry’
dllinit.c:81: conflicting types for `DllMain’
dllinit.c:49: previous declaration of `DllMain’
make[2]: *** [dllinit.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/postgresql-7.0.2/src/utils’
make[1]: *** [../utils/dllinit.o] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/postgresql-7.0.2/src/backend
make: *** [all] Error 2

Does any know how to compile Postgres under CYGWIN?

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The file system is dead

Posted on 27 March 2002 by Demian Turner

The file system is dead — that permanent bureaucracy that grows inside all our computers like crab grass. The desktop is dead too. In other words, our core information management tools are ALL deceased. Lots of people know these systems are dead, but a fair number of them don’t want to tell anyone, because they figure that the file system and desktop work perfectly for everyone else…

Maybe THEY can’t find what they’re looking for, sometimes; maybe after inventing their first 20 million or so ridiculous file names they’ve got galloping file-fatigue, which unfortunately is not covered by most medical plans — folder-fatigue is a closely related disease; but they assume that everyone else is doing just fine.

The real problem is that, in today’s computer world, there’s no such thing as an “everything structure” — a single data structure in which your whole electronic life is stored; every electronic document or application you own, everything you’ve ever created or received.

Read the full article

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Relevance of Open Source

Posted on 27 March 2002 by Demian Turner

For anyone interested in the relevance of the Open Source movement, and especially for those who think they might be interested, a thorough read of this article is reommened.  The article covers:

  • Why do I need Open Source, I’m not a hacker?
  • Why does multimedia specifically need Open Source?
  • Music isn’t Art, it’s Industry

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Tuning MySQL part 1

Posted on 21 March 2002 by Demian Turner

Apologies for the long drought of story updates, things have been quite busy at work. Check out the following article if you’re interested in tuning your MySQL setup

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