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Re: RPM for CentOS

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Just E(dot) Mail" <justemail(at)imwell-usa(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: RPM for CentOS
Date: 2009-04-03 13:44:15
Message-ID: 27870.1238766255@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Just E. Mail" <justemail(at)imwell-usa(dot)com> writes:
> I am trying to install PostgreSQL on a CentOS 5.2 server. PostgreSQL 8.0 
> comes packaged with CentOS. The latest version of PostgreSQL is 8.3.7. 
> Since I am a novice, my preference is to install PostgreSQL which comes 
> packaged with CentOS 5.2, although it is the older version of PostgreSQL.

> My question is, "Is there a major difference between PostgreSQL version 
> 8.0 & 8.3?".  If I install PostgreSQL 8.0,am I going to be missing 
> something?

Not only is 8.3 a lot better, but I'm finding myself pretty suspicious
of the copy of CentOS you've got, too.  RHEL-5 shipped with Postgres
8.1, and there is no reason to be installing anything older in a Red Hat
derived distro.

(I'd recommend 8.3 over 8.1, too, just to be clear.)

			regards, tom lane

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