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Re: autovacuum: recommended?

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Bill Moran <wmoran(at)collaborativefusion(dot)com>
Cc: Jean-David Beyer <jeandavid8(at)verizon(dot)net>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: autovacuum: recommended?
Date: 2007-11-19 17:18:59
Message-ID: 20071119091859.383b7607@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 19 Nov 2007 08:51:42 -0500
Bill Moran <wmoran(at)collaborativefusion(dot)com> wrote:

> > Luckily I do not seem to be troubled by the problems experienced by
> > the O.P.
> > 
> > I do know that if I try to use .rpms from other sources, I can get
> > in a lot of trouble with incompatible libraries. And I cannot
> > upgrade the libraries without damaging other programs.
> 
> I think you've missed the point.
> 
> The discussion is not that the distro is bad because it hasn't moved
> from 8.1 -> 8.2.  The comment is that it's bad because it hasn't
> updated a major branch with the latest bug fixes.  i.e. it hasn't
> moved from 8.1.4 to 8.1.5.
> 
> If this is indeed the case, I agree that such a distro isn't worth
> using.

I would note, and Tom would actually be a better person to expound on
this that Red Hat has a tendency (at least they used to) to leave the
minor number unchanged. E.g;

8.1.4 is shipped with RHEL5 
They release a service update
You now have 8.1.4-1.9

Or some such drivel. They do this because application vendors wet
themselves in fear if they see a version change midcyle no matter how
much you tell them it is just security and data fixes...

/me who has dealt with 3 "enterprise" vendors on this exact issues in
the last week.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake 


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