After several fixes were backpatched to the 7_4_STABLE branch, we have now released a 7.4.2. As the list of Changes since 7.4.1 is quite small, they are included below:
NOTICE: unlike most minor versions, this version does require some updates to the pg_* system tables. Full instructions for how to do this are included in the full HISTORY file. Do not upgrade without reading these instructions
* Fix pg_statistics alignment bug that could crash optimizer
* Allow non-super users to update pg_settings
* Fix several optimizer bugs, most of which led to "variable not found in subplan target lists" errors
* Avoid out-of-memory failure during startup of large multiple index scan
* Fix multibyte problem that could lead to "out of memory" error during "COPY IN"
* Fix problems with "SELECT INTO" / "CREATE TABLE AS" from tables without OIDs
* Fix problems with "alter_table" regression test during parallel testing
* Fix problems with hitting open file limit, especially on OS X (Tom)
* Partial fix for Turkish-locale issues
* Make pg_dump set client encoding on restore
* Other minor pg_dump fixes
* Allow ecpg to again use C keywords as column names (Michael)
* Added ecpg WHENEVER NOT_FOUND to SELECT/INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE (Michael)
* Fix ecpg crash for queries calling set-returning functions (Michael)
* Various other ecpg fixes (Michael)
* Fixes for Borland compiler
* Thread build improvements (Bruce)
* Various other build fixes
* Various JDBC fixes
As always, this release is available on all our mirrors.
And, thanks to David Fetter, is also available via BitTorrent.
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