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Re: Remove Postgres from Solaris 10

From: "Jignesh K(dot) Shah" <J(dot)K(dot)Shah(at)Sun(dot)COM>
To: Thomas Bräutigam <thomas(dot)braeutigam(at)nexustelecom(dot)com>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Robert(dot)Lor(at)Sun(dot)COM, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Remove Postgres from Solaris 10
Date: 2008-04-30 03:57:34
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Here are my two cents:

You dont want to remove packages installed with Solaris by default.. 
However you may use your own Postgres packages or binaries in different 
location and not enable Postgres by default. (PostgreSQL is an integral 
part of Solaris 10 )

Don't forget some of Solaris's own tools like SunMC now uses the bundled 
postgres in the operating system and hence depends on its existence  and 
tested against it.

Removing PostgreSQL packages installed by default is not supported since 
upgrades to the Operating system will depend on those file installations 
to exist out in the preset locations. However that does not mean you 
cannot have your own binaries and use them at the default port. The 
default database is not enabled by default which means there is no 
collision of port numbers unless you want both database clusters to be 
enabled. If thats the case than changing Port numbers in either your 
database cluster or the default db instance (if init'ed by using svcadm 
start postgres_82:default  for the first time) in 
/var/postgres/8.2/data/postgresql.conf  should be fairly easy.

Other option is to use "OpenSolaris" CD images which does not have 
PostgreSQL installed by default as part of the "CD image" install as of now.


Thomas Bräutigam wrote:
> Hi Joshua,
> I think I have to explain it a little more detailed
> - my product uses a postgres database with the standart config (ports etc.)
> - with Solaris 10 postgres is already installed as standart
> - I need to replace this Solaris 10 postgres installation with my standart postgres database of my product
> That is the reason I need to remove the standart postgres installation from Solaris 10 that I can use my own postgres database.
> My concern is how I can remove this standart Solaris 10 postgres database as quick and efficient as possible that I can put in my postgres database?
> Cheers Thomas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua D. Drake [mailto:jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com] 
> Sent: Mittwoch, 30. April 2008 02:33
> To: Thomas Bräutigam
> Cc: J(dot)K(dot)Shah(at)Sun(dot)COM; Robert(dot)Lor(at)Sun(dot)COM; pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [ADMIN] Remove Postgres from Solaris 10
> On Wed, 30 Apr 2008 01:59:08 +0200
> Thomas Bräutigam <thomas(dot)braeutigam(at)nexustelecom(dot)com> wrote:
>> Hi Joshua
>> The problem is this that I need this ports for my default postgres 
>> database.
>> Is it than possible to have 2 default postgres databases in parallel?
>> Same ports etc.....?
> I am afraid I don't understand what you are asking. You can't have two postgresql installations bound to the same port. You can have two postgresql installations pointing to different ports on the same machine.
> Joshua D. Drake
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