[Lazarus] Error: Can not load PostgreSQL Client library"libpq.dll".

Reinier Olislagers reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Sun Sep 30 03:42:09 CEST 2012

On 29-9-2012 20:37, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> Reinier Olislagers wrote:
>> On 29-9-2012 17:17, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>>> Historically, I've used ODBC on Win-32 and sometimes on unix. The
>>> libpq.dll the comes with the ODBC drivers looks as though it's been
>>> compiled with gcc running natively, and there are minimal dependencies.
>>> So it's definitely worth "shopping around", /particularly/ if the
>>> alternative is to use MS runtimes in a VM on top of Linux.
>> I may be missing something here, but what does the fact that Windows may
>> be running in a VM have to do with which compiler/runtime is used?
>> If anything, the Microsoft runtime is more likely to be installed on
>> Windows in any case...
>> If you're talking about running Windows Lazarus programs that use
>> libpq.dll etc under Wine, that could be a different story...
> I wasn't thinking of the technical side, but rather of the time that MS
> leaned heavily on somebody who was about to demonstrate using FoxPro
> runtimes in an early VM on Linux to implement a multiuser database (they
> sent at least one lawyer to the usergroup meeting). Now I accept that
> it's probably difficult for MS to start dictating the terms under which
> msvcrt may be used, but I can't help but feel that it's something which
> is best avoided when alternatives exist.

I understand but I think you're talking about wine, which is not a VM
(as least as the term is commonly known - of course it is virtual in the
sense that Windows programs think they run on Windows while running on

I'll shut up now.


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