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PostgreSQL 2009-02-06 Update Release Available Now

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PostgreSQL 2009-02-06 Update Release Available Now
Date: 2009-02-06 23:04:55
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PostgreSQL 2009-02-06 Update Release Available Now

The PostgreSQL Project today released updates to all active branches of 
the PostgreSQL object-relational database system, including versions 
8.3.6, 8.2.12, 8.1.16, 8.0.20 and 7.4.24.  These updates include two 
serious fixes, for autovacuum crashes in version 8.1 and GiST indexing 
data loss in 8.3, and those two versions should be updated as soon as 

These update releases also include patches for several low-risk security 
holes, as well as up to 17 other minor fixes, depending on your major 
version of PostgreSQL.  Included as well are Daylight Savings Time 
changes for Nepal, Switzerland and Cuba.  See the release notes for full 

The first serious issue affects users who are using version 8.1 with 
Autovacuum, which will fail when XID rollover is required.  The second 
serious issue can cause data loss when CLUSTER is used with GiST indexes 
(such as full text indexes) on version 8.3.  Both issues are fixed in 
these releases.

As with other minor releases, users are not required to dump and reload 
their database in order to apply this update release; you can simply 
shut down PostgreSQL and update its binaries. Users skipping more than 
one update should check the release notes for extra, post-update steps. 
As previously announced, only versions 8.2.12 and 8.3.6 of the Windows 
binaries are being released, as we no longer support 8.0 and 8.1 on Windows.

-- Release Notes:

-- Installation Packages:

-- Source Code:

Please note: if you downloaded a copy of the 8.3.6 source code, or 
Windows build 8.3.6-1, from before February 4th, you 
may have received a copy which contains a bug.  Please replace it with 
today's download.

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