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-= The Ruby 'pg' Library =
+= ruby-pg: Ruby interface to PostgreSQL RDBMS =
 
-This is the extension library to access a PostgreSQL database from Ruby. This library works with PostgreSQL 7.4 and later.
+This library is copyrighted by the authors.
+
+Authors:
+* Yukihiro Matsumoto <matz@ruby-lang.org> - Author of Ruby.
+* Eiji Matsumoto <usagi@ruby.club.or.jp> - One of users who loves Ruby.
+* Jeff Davis <ruby-pg@j-davis.com>
+
+Thanks to:
+* Noboru Saitou <noborus@netlab.jp> - Past maintainer.
+* Dave Lee - Past maintainer.
+* Guy Decoux (ts) <decoux@moulon.inra.fr> 
+  
+Maintainers:
+* Jeff Davis <ruby-pg@j-davis.com>
+* Michael Granger <ged@FaerieMUD.org>
+
+== Copying ==
+
+You may redistribute this software under the terms of the Ruby license,
+included in the file "LICENSE". The Ruby license also allows distribution
+under the terms of the GPL, included in the file "GPL".
+
+Portions of the code are from the PostgreSQL project, and are distributed
+under the terms of the BSD license, included in the file "BSD".
+
+Portions copyright LAIKA, Inc.
+
+== Summary ==
+
+This is the extension library to access a PostgreSQL database from Ruby. This
+library works with PostgreSQL 7.4 and later.
 
 == Requirements ==
 
-* Ruby 1.8.7 or later.
-* PostgreSQL 7.4 or later.
+* Ruby 1.8.6 or later.
+* PostgreSQL 7.3 or later installed.
 
-It may work with earlier versions as well, but they are not regularly tested.
+It may work with earlier versions as well, but those are not regularly tested.
 
-== Installation ==
+== How To Install ==
 
-Install with RubyGems:
+Install via RubyGems:
 
 {{{
-  gem install pg
+gem install pg
 }}}
 
-Or install as a regular ruby extension from the source directory:
+Or install from source:
 
 {{{
-  rake install
+rake install
 }}}
 
-Assuming the {{{pg_config}}} program is in your path, your PostgreSQL installation should be detected and the build set up accordingly. 
+You may need to specify the path to the 'pg_config' program installed with
+Postgres:
+
+{{{
+rake -- --with-pg-config=<path to pg_config>
+}}}
+
+For example, on a Mac with PostgreSQL installed via MacPorts 
+({{{port install postgresql84}}}):
+
+{{{
+rake install -- --with-pg-config=/opt/local/lib/postgresql84/bin/pg_config
+}}}
+
+See README.OS_X for more information about installing under MacOS X, and 
+README.windows for Windows build/installation instructions.
 
 == Acknowledgments ==
 
 We are thankful to the people at the ruby-list and ruby-dev mailing lists.
 And to the people who developed PostgreSQL.
 
-== Copying ==
 
-This library is copyrighted by its authors; Yukihiro Matsumoto, and Eiji Matsumoto.
-
-Portions copyright LAIKA, Inc.
-
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