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

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Sun Sep 30 08:33:50 CEST 2012

Reinier Olislagers wrote:

>>> 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
> *nix).

No, it was Foxpro (rather than Visual Foxpro) and I believe the platform 
was Linux+Dosemu- but it's a long time ago so I could be wrong. This was 
back when MS was their own (and everybody else's) worst enemy, and 
whilst they're much more tolerant these days I still don't like pushing it.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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