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Re: Any Gentoo users interested in a slotted PostgreSQL

From: Jyry Kuukkanen <jyry(at)neutech(dot)fi>
To: Mark Gibson <gibsonm(at)cromwell(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Any Gentoo users interested in a slotted PostgreSQL
Date: 2004-02-27 06:25:06
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.58L.0402270811250.30073@cyclone.neutech.fi (view raw or flat)
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Hello


> Are there any Gentoo users here?

Yes, there are some :)


> 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)
> 
> I've started a thread at:
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42894
> 
> 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.


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.

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.

This, quite obviously, is only my humble opinion and based on my limited 
experience :)

Cheers,

--Jyry
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