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Re: R?f. : Re: R?f. : Re: [PORTS]

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: frederic(dot)germaneau(at)bull(dot)net, pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: R?f. : Re: R?f. : Re: [PORTS]
Date: 2005-02-02 18:16:27
Message-ID: 200502021816.j12IGRl02047@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> frederic(dot)germaneau(at)bull(dot)net wrote:
> > I choose this naming to avoid corrupting any already installed older
> > version;
> > (i.e. my old postgresql 7 rpm create also a postgre7 user, and the 2
> > versions work at the same time on the same server (I just need to
> > change one postmaster port))
> 
> If you distinguish between PostgreSQL 7 and PostgreSQL 8 then you have a 
> grave misunderstanding about the PostgreSQL version numbering.  The 
> major version numbers go ... 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, ...  The change 
> from 7 to 8 is purely arbitrary.  So to make sense you should create 
> users postgre72, postgre73, postgre74, postgre80, etc., otherwise it's 
> just random.

I wonder if we should define major/minor version numbers somewhere, like
in the FAQ?

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