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Re: Database handle destroyed without explicit disconnect

From: peter(at)vfemail(dot)net
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Database handle destroyed without explicit disconnect
Date: 2010-02-06 14:11:36
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It took me a week to figure out how to figure out how and where to enter that "select version();" command.  

I've figured out that I am running PostgreSQL 7.4.3 on i386-portbld-freebsd4.10, compiled by GCC 2.95.4.

I'm guessing, after looking at <> that I should upgrade to Version 7.4.27, correct?  This upgrade won't confuse old shell, PHP and Perl scripts or otherwise confuse FreeBSD, correct?  

Can you point me to novice-friendly step-by-step instructions?


At 06:50 PM 1/27/2010, Tom Lane wrote:
>peter(at)vfemail(dot)net writes:
>> Maybe.  How would I do that?  I'm running whatever version of PostgreSQL was current in mid-2004.  
>2004 was a very long time ago :-(.  A quick look at the release history
>suggests that you could not be running anything newer than about 7.4.2,
>and it could easily be a 7.3.x release or something even older instead.
>You really ought to update the server version before expending any
>additional thought on this, since the odds are reasonably good that that
>crash is something we fixed long since.
>Do "select version();" to see exactly what version you have got, and
>then see about updating to the latest minor release in that major
>release series.  Such an update should be relatively painless (no dump
>and reload) though it'd still be smart to peruse the release notes to
>see if there were any small behavioral changes that might affect your
>If you still see the crash on the latest minor version, it'd be worth
>probing deeper.
>                        regards, tom lane

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