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PostgreSQL 7.3.2 Released

Posted on Feb. 5, 2003

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released PostgreSQL 7.3.2.

This release addresses several overrun and memory leak issues that were found in recent weeks, so it is highly recommended that those running the 7.3.1 branch upgrade at their earliest convience.

This release is backwards compability to the previous v7.3.x releases, and does not require a dump/restore to upgrade.

Major changes in this release are, as listed in the HISTORY file:

  • Restore creation of OID column in CREATE TABLE AS / SELECT INTO
  • Fix pg_dump core dump when dumping views having comments
  • Dump DEFERRABLE/INITIALLY DEFERRED constraints properly
  • Fix UPDATE when child table's column numbering differs from parent
  • Increase default value of max_fsm_relations
  • Fix problem when fetching backwards in a cursor for a single-row query
  • Make backward fetch work properly with cursor on SELECT DISTINCT query
  • Fix problems with loading pg_dump files containing contrib/lo usage
  • Fix problem with all-numeric user names
  • Fix possible memory leak and core dump during disconnect in libpgtcl
  • Make plpython's spi_execute command handle nulls properly (Andrew Bosma)
  • Adjust plpython error reporting so that its regression test passes again
  • Work with bison 1.875
  • Handle mixed-case names properly in plpgsql's %type (Neil)
  • Fix core dump in pltcl when executing a query rewritten by a rule
  • Repair array subscript overruns (per report from Yichen Xie)
  • Reduce MAX_TIME_PRECISION from 13 to 10 in floating-point case
  • Correctly case-fold variable names in per-database and per-user settings
  • Fix coredump in plpgsql's RETURN NEXT when SELECT into record returns no rows
  • Fix outdated use of pg_type.typprtlen in python client interface
  • Correctly handle fractional seconds in timestamps in JDBC driver
  • Improve performance of getImportedKeys() in JDBC
  • Make shared-library symlinks work standardly on HPUX (Giles)
  • Repair inconsistent rounding behavior for timestamp, time, interval
  • SSL negotiation fixes (Nathan Mueller)
  • Make libpq's ~/.pgpass feature work when connecting with PQconnectDB
  • Update my2pg, ora2pg
  • Translation updates
  • Add casts between types lo and oid in contrib/lo
  • fastpath code now checks for privilege to call function

This release can be found on all mirrors, as well as the main site, under:

/pub/source/v7.3.2

Please submit any bug reports for this release to

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