Detecting Postgres version during build

Gianluca Sforna giallu at
Wed Mar 7 10:45:24 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Tom Hughes <tom at> wrote:
> It might be worth looking at how something like the postgis package handles
> this, as it also contains a Postgres extension.

Yeah. useful:;a=blob;f=postgis.spec;h=53c558366da23ea5afdec41331b3ed40b0138c72;hb=HEAD

It seems it uses an approach similar to what Rich suggested to check
version. It also seems to build for/against a single postgresql
version, adding an explicit require for the same version (not sure how
you can end up with a mismatch tough, maybe on upgrades?)

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