Release date: 2005-10-04
This release contains a variety of fixes from 8.0.3. For information about new features in the 8.0 major release, see Section E.51.
A dump/restore is not required for those running 8.0.X. However, if you are upgrading from a version earlier than 8.0.3, see the release notes for 8.0.3.
Fix error that allowed VACUUM to remove ctid chains too soon, and add more checking in code that follows ctid links
This fixes a long-standing problem that could cause crashes in very rare circumstances.
Fix CHAR() to properly pad spaces to the specified length when using a multiple-byte character set (Yoshiyuki Asaba)
In prior releases, the padding of CHAR() was incorrect because it only padded to the specified number of bytes without considering how many characters were stored.
Force a checkpoint before committing CREATE DATABASE
This should fix recent reports of "index is not a btree" failures when a crash occurs shortly after CREATE DATABASE.
Fix the sense of the test for read-only transaction in COPY
The code formerly prohibited COPY TO, where it should prohibit COPY FROM.
Handle consecutive embedded newlines in COPY CSV-mode input
dates near year end
Fix planning problem with outer-join ON clauses that reference only the inner-side relation
Further fixes for x FULL JOIN y ON true corner cases
Fix overenthusiastic optimization of x IN (SELECT DISTINCT ...) and related cases
Fix mis-planning of queries with small LIMIT values due to poorly thought out "fuzzy" cost comparison
array_recv more paranoid
about validating their OID parameter
Fix missing rows in queries like UPDATE a=... WHERE a... with GiST index on column a
Improve robustness of datetime parsing
Improve checking for partially-written WAL pages
Improve robustness of signal handling when SSL is enabled
Improve MIPS and M68K spinlock code
Don't try to open more than max_files_per_process files during postmaster startup
Various memory leakage fixes
Various portability improvements
Update timezone data files
Improve handling of DLL load failures on Windows
Improve random-number generation on Windows
Make psql -f filename return a nonzero exit code when opening the file fails
Change pg_dump to handle inherited check constraints more reliably
Fix password prompting in pg_restore on Windows
Fix PL/pgSQL to handle var := var correctly when the variable is of pass-by-reference type
Fix PL/Perl %_SHARED so it's actually shared
Fix contrib/pg_autovacuum to allow sleep intervals over 2000 sec
Update contrib/tsearch2 to use current Snowball code
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