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From: Fernando Nasser <fnasser(at)redhat(dot)com>
To: Andrew Overholt <overholt(at)redhat(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org,Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org,David Jee <djee(at)redhat(dot)com>
Subject: Re:
Date: 2003-10-22 18:05:31
Message-ID: 3F96C6EB.20106@redhat.com (view raw or flat)
Thread:
Lists: pgsql-generalpgsql-ports
Andrew Overholt wrote:
> djee
> Bcc: 
> Subject: Re: [PORTS] [GENERAL] Redhat RPMs
> Reply-To: Andrew Overholt <overholt(at)redhat(dot)com>
> In-Reply-To: <200310141315(dot)18492(dot)lowen(at)pari(dot)edu>
> 
> Lamar Owen once said:
> 
>>On Friday 10 October 2003 08:52 pm, Christopher Browne wrote:
>>
>>>Oops! nandrews(at)investsystems(dot)co(dot)uk ("Nigel J. Andrews") was seen 
>>
>>spray-painting on a wall:
>>
>>>>I've not looked at many RPMs but I must say that the few I have have
>>>>never been relocatable. Can the postgresql RPMs not be made
>>>>relocatable?
>>>
> 
> I tried this once but had many issues with initdb and a few others IIRC.
> The locations of data directories and such was being hard-coded in them at
> compile time and I had to do a lot of sed-ing in the specfile to make it
> work.  I know I accomplished that but ended up hitting a wall with
> something ... I'll look in my old mail to remind myself what it was.
> 

If we go with the Debian proposal of a specific package name for each 
version that has a different catalog version (needs pg_dump + 
pg_restore) and multiple versions installed we can basically eliminate 
this.  The paths provided to configure in each of these packages will 
have a different base directory, which includes the version, so each 
package will be a 'normal' package, not a relocatable one.



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Fernando Nasser
Red Hat Canada Ltd.                     E-Mail:  fnasser(at)redhat(dot)com
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