postgresql93 port and libedit

Waitman Gobble gobble.wa at
Fri Jan 16 04:02:24 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 8:01 AM, Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 10:27:14PM -0800, Waitman Gobble wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I noticed that postgresql93-client port pulls in readline, which is GPLv3.
>> When I get rid of readline in Makefile 'USES' and also change the
>> bottom of the Makefile in postgresql93-server,
>> ...
>> .include "${.CURDIR}/../postgresql92-server/Makefile"
>> CONFIGURE_ARGS+=--with-libedit-preferred
>> It builds without readline and links against libedit in base:
> except that libedit is not really an alternative as it does not supprot unicode
> (except in head) one solution would be to try linking against the editline port
> which contains the same fixes as libedit in head and see if it works.
> Best regards,
> Bapt

Thanks so much for the feedback. I've considered the options regarding
my project and I think it's more work to handle end-user devices with
a pkg repository if I indeed must manage custom ports built using
customized sources. Distributing the initial appliance isn't the
problem, i'm working out an update strategy for down the road.

Waitman Gobble
Los Altos California USA

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