Let me see if I understand this correctly.
Always do a backup before doing any destructive sys admin functions. =)
First, I run configure, taking care to make sure all the options point
to the right places.
Second, I run gmake
Third, I run gmake install.
On Oct 14, 2008, at 1:22 PM, Evan Rempel wrote:
> What this means is that you do not have to "update" the data
> repository (wherever your
> postgresql database is stored). All that needs to be done is to
> uninstall the old version,
> and install the new version. Start the new version and use the data
> where it sits.
> Now, that all sound fine when I say it fast. There are a number of
> precautions that
> you may prefer to take, and the steps may differ significantly
> depending on your system.
> 1. Probably take a complete backup of your database should something
> go wrong.
> 2. Ensure that you have a way to "get back" to the previous version,
> or have
> a very reliable way to move forward, such as taking a pgdump
> that can be loaded
> back into the database, nearly regardless of version.
> 3. Your uninstall may be a package management step such as rpm, or
> you may
> just delete the files if your install was done from source.
> 4. Your install may be a package management step such as rpm, or you
> require a "sudo make install" if your install was done from
> I hope this points you in mostly the right direction without begin
> to long
> Carol Walter wrote:
>> I'm doing an upgrade from 8.2.4 to 8.2.10. The documentation says,
>> "When you update between compatible versions, you can simply replace
>> the executables and reuse the data directory on disk." I guess I
>> don't quite understand what this means. Replace them by running some
>> parts of the installation process? Replace them by copying them.
>> Are you talking about those files that usually reside in /usr/local/
>> pgsql/bin and include psql and pg_ctl?
>> I know these may seem like dumb questions to those of you who are old
>> hands at this. I'd be glad to read more documentation if there is
>> some that is more explicit than what I quoted above.
>> Thanks so much,
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