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New RPM Sets for Fedora Core / Red Hat Enterprise Linux

From: Devrim GUNDUZ <devrim(at)CommandPrompt(dot)com>
To: pgsql-announce(at)PostgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: New RPM Sets for Fedora Core / Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Date: 2007-02-05 20:28:56
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PostgreSQL New RPM Sets

Versions: 8.2.2, 8.1.7, 8.0.11, 7.4.16, 7.3.18

Set label: 8.2.2-1PGDG, 8.1.7-1PGDG, 8.0.11-1PGDG, 7.4.16-1PGDG,

Release Info:

PostgreSQL RPM Building Project has released RPMs for new PostgreSQL
minor releases, and they are available in main FTP site and its mirrors.
Users should upgrade to these versions as soon as possible.

We currently have RPMs for:

- Fedora Core 2-x86_64
- Fedora Core 4
- Fedora Core 5-x86_64
- Fedora Core 6
- Fedora Core 6-x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Enterprise Server 4
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 4

RPMs for the following platforms will be on main FTP site very shortly:

- Fedora Core 5
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Enterprise Server 3.0
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Enterprise Server 4-x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 4-x86_64

More may (will) come later. I want to thank every package builder for
this great number of supported platforms. Support for Red Hat 9, RHEL
2.1 and Fedora Core 1 and 3 was already abandoned . Fedora Core 2 and
Fedora Core 4 support will be abandoned in future releases. Please let
us know if you can assist us in building RPMS of missing Red Hat /
Fedora Core platforms. 

There is a new package layout as of PostgreSQL 8.2.2. All previous
releases were including a single postgresql-pl package which included
PL/Perl, PL/Python and PL/Tcl. Since the old layout made people install
all dependencies for all languages, we splitted this package into 3
subpackage to have less dependencies:

* postgresql-plperl
* postgresql-plpython
* postgresql-pltcl

Either of these packages will obsolete postgresql-pl, so install
whichever you want during the upgrade.

8.2.2 set contains a package that was introduced in 8.2.0:
compat-postgresql-libs. Fedora Core 5, Fedora Core 6, Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ship with Any apps
that are built against libpq need this, like php-pgsql, However, since
PostgreSQL 8.2 ships with, users will need old libs in order
not to break apps.

For example, if you are running PHP+PostgreSQL 8.1.X on FC6 and if you
want to upgrade to PostgreSQL 8.2, you will need this package before
upgrading to 8.2. We are shipping with this new set. Please
install compat-postgresql-libs before installing other packages.

For complete list of changes in RPM sets, please refer to the changelogs
in the RPMs. Use 
         rpm -q -changelog package_name
for querying the changelog.

Since this release is not a major release, it will not requires a
dump/reload from the previous release. However, if you are upgrading
from very early releases, you may need to upgrade. Please see the
Release Notes to confirm procedures for this.

The SRPMs are also provided. Please note that we have one SRPM for all

We also have a howto document about RPM installation of PostgreSQL:

Please follow the instructions before installing/upgrading.

Almost each RPM has been signed by the builder, and each directory
contains CURRENT_MAINTAINER file which includes the name/email of the
package builder and link to their PGP key. 

If you experience problems with the RPMs or if you have feature
requests, please join

        pgsqlrpms-general ( at ) pgfoundry ( dot ) org

More info about the list is found at:

The project page is:

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