I wish to create an alter command which will allow a table to have OIDs
added or removed.
The tricky part appears to be changing the tuples themselves. I believe
if I pull the same trick that cluster does (create new file, copy
tuples, etc) it can be done fairly easily.
First, set up pg_class appropriately (oid flag).
Second, copy out tuples from oldfile to newfile, running a
heap_deformtuple() -> heap_formtuple() process on each. Since
heap_deformtuple only deals with positive numbered attributes
(non-system attributes) this should be safe to do on a mis-configured
relation. heap_formtuple completes the dirty work of setting up the OID
Rod Taylor <rbt(at)rbt(dot)ca>
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