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Re: [HACKERS] Any Gentoo users interested in a slotted PostgreSQL

From: "Gavin M(dot) Roy" <gmr(at)ehpg(dot)net>
To: Jyry Kuukkanen <jyry(at)neutech(dot)fi>
Cc: Mark Gibson <gibsonm(at)cromwell(dot)co(dot)uk>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Any Gentoo users interested in a slotted PostgreSQL
Date: 2004-02-29 00:33:38
Message-ID: 40413362.8010006@ehpg.net (view raw or flat)
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I dont see a real need for slots, but I do question why the 7.4 branch 
isnt marked as stable yet. :)

Gavin

Jyry Kuukkanen wrote:

>Hello
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>>Are there any Gentoo users here?
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>Yes, there are some :)
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>>Do you wish the PostgreSQL ebuild made use of SLOTS?
>>- to allow installing of major versions together (eg. 7.3 and 7.4 on the 
>>same host)
>>- to ease migration of databases to new major versions (where a 
>>dump/reload is required)
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>>I've started a thread at:
>>http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42894
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>>With a initial plan for relocation of files to support slotting.
>>Comments, suggestions, corrections, or messages to say it's a silly idea 
>>(and why)
>>would be very much appreciated before I attempt this next week.
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>I only have Gentoo installed on my old laptop that is not in very heavy 
>and active use. However, PostgreSQL is installed on it and used every now 
>and then.
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>PostgreSQL migration has always worked fine for me, so it has been 
>adequate to install fresher version on some sundry hardware and test the 
>migration with it.
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>This, quite obviously, is only my humble opinion and based on my limited 
>experience :)
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>Cheers,
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>--Jyry
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