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Re: Parallel versions on Red Hat Linux ES v3

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: KeithW(at)narrowpathinc(dot)com
Cc: "PostgreSQL Novice" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Parallel versions on Red Hat Linux ES v3
Date: 2004-11-29 16:23:21
Message-ID: 18967.1101745401@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Keith Worthington" <keithw(at)narrowpathinc(dot)com> writes:
> I am currently running PostgreSQL v7.3.6 on Red Hat Linux ES v3 because that
> is what Red Hat gave me.  Can I run PostgreSQL v7.4.6 and/or v8.0.0Beta in
> parallel?

Yes, but not using the RPM distributions, because the different RPMs
will want to overwrite the same files (eg, /usr/bin/postgres).  You'd
need to build the non-default installations from source and specify
nonstandard install directories.

			regards, tom lane

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