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Re: Upgrade clients when (major) upgrading server?

From: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Chris Bovitz" <Christopher(dot)Bovitz(at)noaa(dot)gov>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Upgrade clients when (major) upgrading server?
Date: 2008-07-24 20:13:24
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On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Chris Bovitz
<Christopher(dot)Bovitz(at)noaa(dot)gov> wrote:
>
>
> Does it matter which version - 8.3.3 or 8.2.9 - we install on our client
> boxes?  Is the client-side backwards compatible?  Or should we install both
> and have a wrapper for the "psql" script to detect which database we're
> going to and use the appropriate binaries?

psql itself is not backwards / forwards compatible.  libpq is.  So if
you need to talk to 8.2 and 8.3 databases from psql, then it's a good
idea to have both.

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