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The PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual - Volume 3 - Server Administration Guide
by The PostgreSQL Global Development Group
Paperback (6"x9"), 274 pages
ISBN 9781906966072
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1.8.7.4 64-bit build sometimes crashes

On Solaris 7 and older, the 64-bit version of libc has a buggy vsnprintf routine, which leads to erratic core dumps in PostgreSQL. The simplest known workaround is to force PostgreSQL to use its own version of vsnprintf rather than the library copy. To do this, after you run configure edit a file produced by configure: In ‘src/Makefile.global’, change the line

LIBOBJS =

to read

LIBOBJS = snprintf.o

(There might be other files already listed in this variable. Order does not matter.) Then build as usual.

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