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Re: Upgrading rant.

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)tm(dot)ee>,mlw <pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Upgrading rant.
Date: 2003-01-06 04:10:08
Message-ID: 25382.1041826208@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org> writes:
> It is very possible that the supporting libc shared libraries 
> will be removed by the OS upgrade -- the old binaries may not even run when 
> it is critical that they do run.

Urgh, that's a mess.

> If I can get older versions building again on newer systems, that will help 
> buy some breathing room from my point of view.

Worst-case, we could include a back-rev postmaster binary in new
distributions.  However, that still requires us to keep the back revs
buildable on newer OS releases, which evidently is less than trivial
in the Linux world :-(

			regards, tom lane

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