Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#2275 closed defect (fixed)

configure is not backwad compatible

Reported by: robe Owned by: pramsey
Priority: blocker Milestone: PostGIS 2.1.0
Component: build/upgrade/install Version: master
Keywords: Cc:


Just noticed Debbie can't build doxygen anymore after


error is:

configure: error: could not find pg_config within the current path. You may need to try re-running configure with a --with-pg_config parameter.

I put in a distclean and that didn't help. Doesn't seem to affect regress so maybe something needs changing in doxygen logic?

Change History (9)

comment:1 by robe, 9 years ago

oops sorry reference wrong changeset because they were mashed together.

It's r11301

comment:2 by robe, 9 years ago

Summary: doxygen building is brokendoxygen and html/pdf document building is broken

To add also broke the doc building job.

checking for iconvctl... no
checking for libiconvctl... no
checking for pg_config... no
configure: error: could not find pg_config within the current path. You may need to try re-running configure with a --with-pg_config parameter.

comment:3 by strk, 9 years ago

Owner: changed from strk to pramsey

Was it —with-pgconfig before ? We don't want to break backward compatibility. But above that, we don't want underscores in configure switches…

comment:4 by robe, 9 years ago

comparing my configures. This is what the doc one looks like

CPPFLAGS="-I${PGPATH}/include"  \
LDFLAGS="-L${PGPATH}/lib"  ./configure \
  --with-pgconfig=${PGPATH}/bin/pg_config \
  --with-geosconfig=${PROJECTS}/geos/rel-${GEOS_VER}w${OS_BUILD}/bin/geos-config \

I just noticed somebody must have changed the tar one because I have this line I don't remember putting in the source tar and regress builds (perhaps dustymugs because I know the rest of you are too chicken to change anything :) ):

if [ `expr "${POSTGIS_TAG}" : "trunk"` -gt 0 ]; then

However the regress one looks like this:

./configure \
    --with-pgconfig=${PROJECTS}/pg/rel/pg${PG_VER}w${OS_BUILD}/bin/pg_config \
    --with-geosconfig=${PROJECTS}/geos/rel-${GEOS_VER}w${OS_BUILD}/bin/geos-config \
    --with-gdalconfig=${PROJECTS}/gdal/rel-${GDAL_VER}w${OS_BUILD}/bin/gdal-config --without-topology

The without-topology I had put in because I was trying to debug our configure things and it was acting oddly if I did a make distclean and it was in there.

I guess we should probably move these scripts to subversion so we can better monitor these changes.

The winnie ones haven't changed much though (since those are in subversion. I just recently added Bborie's conditional make distclean). I'll retest because the last one I hand tested after my make distclean change was w32 which always fails because of some weirdness on winnie with the with-gui test. and has


comment:5 by robe, 9 years ago

aha I think I see why both Debbie and Winnie regress still work after this change.

I am alway in the habit of adding PGPATH to to the PATH variable, so Debbie's regress has a line like this:


So I guess even though the —with-pgconfig is no longer legal, it didn't really need it. I don't have that for the docs though so that is relying on the name.

So yah I think for a lot of folks, this is going to be a breaking change in there configure logic. Mostly package maintainers.

comment:6 by robe, 9 years ago

Summary: doxygen and html/pdf document building is brokenconfigure is not backwad compatible

comment:7 by robe, 9 years ago

Also note our documentation if we wish to break backward compatibility needs to be changed:

comment:8 by robe, 9 years ago

Note from mark_wanner

markus_wanner:	A little background: part of why I requested to change PGCONFIG to PG_CONFIG was that other PGXN tools use the later env var. And I tried to build postgis with setting that - and failed. I don't care that much about the --with-*config argument, just changed it to match.

I vote for changing the .configure back to —with-pgconfig

so its consistent with —with-gdalconfig and friends.

comment:9 by pramsey, 9 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Trunk at r11319

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