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Re: 14.4 If You Are Upgrading - Suggested Improvements

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: "Thomas F(dot) O'Connell" <tf(at)o(dot)ptimized(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 14.4 If You Are Upgrading - Suggested Improvements
Date: 2007-01-26 23:00:25
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I have updated the installation documentation to clarify major vs. minor
releases;  patch attached and applied.  I always suspected we were
unclear on this.  Comments welcome.  I am not inclined to backpatch this
to 8.2.X because it might be too significant a change.  URL of new text:


Thomas F. O'Connell wrote:
> I've done a number of upgrades of postgres from one minor release to  
> another, and unless I'm missing something, there's nothing anywhere  
> in section 14 that provides documentation on how to do this.
> Generally, it's as simple as:
> configure
> make
> make install
> pg_ctl stop [or equivalent, if stop scripts exist]
> pg_ctl start -D <data directory> [or equivalent, if start scripts exist]
> But it seems like it would be helpful for administrators to break  
> down 14.4 into two sections:
> 14.4.1 - If You Are Upgrading a Minor Release
> 14.4.2 - If You Are Upgrading a Major Release (or a Release Requiring  
> an initdb)
> Just a suggestion. If this strikes others as a good idea, I'd be  
> happy to draft something.
> --
> Thomas F. O'Connell
> optimizing modern web applications
> : for search engines, for usability, and for performance :
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  Bruce Momjian   bruce(at)momjian(dot)us

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