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Old 03-16-2007, 01:33 PM   #1
skie_knite007
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Question Error in compiling Postgres FE C program


Hi folks,

I am a newbie to postgres FE programming. I am trying to connect to Postgres db like

Code:
#include <stdio.h>
#include "pgsql/libpq-fe.h"

int
main(int argc, char **argv)
{
   const char *conninfo;
        PGconn     *conn;
        PGresult   *res;
        extern PGconn *PQconnectStart(const char *conninfo);
           if (argc > 1)
                conninfo = argv[1];
        else
                conninfo = "dbname = table";

        /* Make a connection to the database */
        conn = PQconnectdb(conninfo);

        /* Check to see that the backend connection was successfully made */
        if (PQstatus(conn) != CONNECTION_OK)
        {
                fprintf(stderr, "Connection to database failed: %s",
                        PQerrorMessage(conn));
                exit_nicely(conn);
        }
I compiled it just like ordinary C pgms, using
gcc <My program.c>


All the functions like PQconnectdb() are defined in libpq-fe.h

Now my compiler is throwing error like

"
undefined reference to `PQconnectdb'

"


But this is defined in the header file.... Again I tried copying the entire header file in my program. ( All the defenitions are now in the program itself)

Again it is showing the undefined reference problem..............
What could be wrong????
please help me

Do I need to add any extra options while compiling?
 
Old 03-16-2007, 01:48 PM   #2
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You need to link to the postgre libraries. Try passing the line -lpq to gcc (i.e., “gcc -lpq <My program.c>”).

Btw, your compiler is not really throwing the error, it’s the linker.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 10:38 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot osor. It did help..
 
  


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