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Re: BUG #6341: Packaging - virtual provides "postgres" without version

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: nelson-m-marques(at)ext(dot)ptinovacao(dot)pt
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #6341: Packaging - virtual provides "postgres" without version
Date: 2011-12-23 17:08:28
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On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 11:27 AM,  <nelson-m-marques(at)ext(dot)ptinovacao(dot)pt> wrote:
> The following bug has been logged on the website:
> Bug reference:      6341
> Logged by:          Nelson Marques
> Email address:      nelson-m-marques(at)ext(dot)ptinovacao(dot)pt
> PostgreSQL version: 8.4.10
> Operating system:   Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
> Description:
> Hi all,
> Currently your binary distribution of PostgreSQL for Enterprise Linux has a
> virtual provides for 'postgresql' which has no version associated with it
> (there's good and bad things depending on usage regarding this
> methodology).
> Is there a special reason for having a virtual provides without versioning?
> For my specific usage, have the "postgresql" virtual provides with a version
> associated (the same of the original package) would be of great value, and
> this situation might end up in forcing me to repackage the whole thing.
> Would upstream consider during next updates to make this virtual provides
> associated with the version of the main package? (I don't mind doing the
> necessary changes on the spec file, testing and even help maintaining it for
> upstream).

The PostgreSQL project doesn't have any direct control over Red Hat's
spec files, although Tom Lane, a PostgreSQL core team member, also
works at Red Hat.  I would suggest that you take this up with Red Hat

Robert Haas
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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