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Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash

From: "Leif B(dot) Kristensen" <leif(at)solumslekt(dot)org>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash
Date: 2007-11-14 12:54:49
Message-ID: 200711141354.49400.leif@solumslekt.org (view raw or flat)
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On Wednesday 14. November 2007, Leif B. Kristensen wrote:
>On Tuesday 13. November 2007, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
>>Leif B. Kristensen wrote:
>>> On Monday 12. November 2007, Josh Berkus wrote:
>>> >I'm thinking that we need to warn everyone about:
>>> >1) They need to use 8.3's pg_dump, not the old version, to upgrade
>>>
>>> Isn't there a chicken-and-egg problem here? On my Gentoo system, I
>>> have always been forced to uninstall the old version before
>>> upgrading to a new version.
>>
>>That's a Gentoo shortcoming, nothing more.
>
>I've started a thread about it in the Portage & Programming section of
>forums.gentoo.org:
>
>http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-615494.html
>
>I hope that someone more knowledgeable than me will be able to
>contribute in bringing this issue to the attention of the Gentoo
>developers, and hopefully work out a solution. Sure, there are other
>Gentoo users than me around here?

FYI, I've filed a bug report on bugs.gentoo.org:

"This is not quite a bug, but rather an approaching challenge. See this 
thread on forums.gentoo.org 
[http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-615494.html], in which I was 
asked to file a bug report. Concerning the upcoming PostgreSQL upgrade 
from 8.2 to 8.3, it's imperative that Gentoo implements an adequate 
transition procedure. Blocking the old version will create 
a 'chicken-and-egg' situation where you are left incapable of upgrading 
your existing databases. According to the developers, it's important 
that a dump of the old database should be done with the new 8.3 version 
of pg_dump. See this thread 
[http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-advocacy/2007-11/msg00051.php] on 
pgsql-advocacy for some details."

The bug id is [https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199142].
-- 
Leif Biberg Kristensen | Registered Linux User #338009
http://solumslekt.org/ | Cruising with Gentoo/KDE
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