Re: 7.3.9 Install Question - init.d/postgresql error?

From: Dianne Chen <diana_chen23(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 7.3.9 Install Question - init.d/postgresql error?
Date: 2005-05-02 19:22:31
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Hi Tom-

Ok. I have checked.

The /etc/rc.d/init.d directory was populated with the postgresql file
after the postgresql-server-7.3.9-1PGDG.i686.rpm file was installed.
Yes, I kept track of the differences as each rpm was installed. :)
All rpm files were obtained from postgresql of course.

Let's verify the contents of the rpm file:

mkdir crap
cp postgresql-server-7.3.9-1PGDG.i686.rpm crap
cd crap
cat postgresql-server-7.3.9-1PGDG.i686.rpm | rpm2cpio | cpio -iumd

And now we have the file of concern right from the rpm file in a
directory called crap/etc/rc.d/init.d

The lines of interest in the postgresql file are still:

------------ contents of postgresql file ------
# Version 7.4 Lamar Owen.

# Version 7.4.3 Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
# Support condstop for uninstall
# Minor other changes suggested by Fernando Nasser.

# Version 7.4.5 Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
# Rewrite to start postmaster directly, rather than via pg_ctl; this
# fooling the postmaster's stale-lockfile check by having too many
# postgres-owned processes laying about.


So my questions still remain:

Q1: Is my fix to change PGVERSION to 7.3 from 7.4 correct in light of
the fact that the db init that occurred from the first server start
created a 7.3 database?

Q2: Did someone mistakenly put a 7.4 file in the 7.3 rpm? Does it not
matter? Outside of not being able to restart?

I do not think this is a case of installation conflicts... right? The
file has the problem right out of the rpm.

Thanks as always for the help.


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