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Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash
Date: 2007-11-13 16:39:26
Message-ID: 17640.1194971966@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> writes:
> Peter,
>> What difference would pg_dump make?

> For many user's databases ... many more than any previous version after 
> 7.3 ... using the old version's pg_dump *will not load* into 8.3.  Unless you
> restore the casts.

Please provide a concrete example.

> Should I be discussing this on a different list?

If you are looking for code changes, neither docs nor advocacy are
suitable forums.

			regards, tom lane

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