Skip site navigation (1) Skip section navigation (2)

Re: Any Gentoo users interested in a slotted PostgreSQL

From: Chris Gamache <cgg007(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: Jyry Kuukkanen <jyry(at)neutech(dot)fi>,Mark Gibson <gibsonm(at)cromwell(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Any Gentoo users interested in a slotted PostgreSQL
Date: 2004-02-27 14:38:51
Message-ID: (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-adminpgsql-hackers
After using Slackware for my production servers for years, I decided to try out
Gentoo. Since it was so easy to download and install, I decided to try to use
the PostgreSQL Ebuild. I just didn't like how and where it installed the
software, so I removed it to go with a src tarball. I'm no Portage expert, so
I'm not exactly sure if it would be possible to tweak the install to something
I'm more comfortable with. Also, migration was a BIG issue for me. I ALWAYS run
new versions parallel to old versions for testing and "the Big Move". 

I'd like to see what sort of thing the Portage gurus can do with multiple
slotted installs of PostgreSQL. But, I'll be cautious for certain. I'll
probably always lean toward managing my own PostgreSQL upgrades.

I'll keep an eye on that thread that you started...


--- Jyry Kuukkanen <jyry(at)neutech(dot)fi> wrote:
> 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:
> >
> > 
> > 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
> C|:-(    C|:-/    C|========8-O    C|8-/    C|:-(
> ---------------------------(end of broadcast)---------------------------
> TIP 6: Have you searched our list archives?

Do you Yahoo!?
Get better spam protection with Yahoo! Mail.

In response to

pgsql-hackers by date

Next:From: Shridhar DaithankarDate: 2004-02-27 14:51:27
Subject: Re: [pgsql-www] Collaboration Tool Proposal
Previous:From: Andrew DunstanDate: 2004-02-27 14:29:24
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Collaboration Tool Proposal

pgsql-admin by date

Next:From: scottDate: 2004-02-27 15:13:40
Subject: unsubscribe
Previous:From: Bruno Wolff IIIDate: 2004-02-27 13:11:56
Subject: Re: "SELECT ANY TABLE" !!

Privacy Policy | About PostgreSQL
Copyright © 1996-2017 The PostgreSQL Global Development Group