This document represents a proposed Change. As part of the Changes
process, proposals are publicly announced in order to receive
community feedback. This proposal will only be implemented if approved
by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee.
== Owner ==
* Name: [[User:osloup| Ondřej Sloup]]
* Email: osloup(a)redhat.com
== Detailed Description ==
Update of PostgreSQL (`postgresql` and `libpq` components) in Fedora
from version 14 to version 15 in the non-modular (main) builds.
This also involves moving the postgresql-static subpackage to libpq
creating the libpq-static subpackage.
=== Plan ===
* Prepare PostgreSQL 15 in Copr (TBD)
* Rebuild important dependencies in Copr (TBD)
* Debug and fix compatibility issues found in dependencies (a
reasonable amount of non-critical in FTBFS state might be tolerable)
* Build in a "side tag" to prevent dependencies from failing and
rollout once stable
* Prepare Pull requests in Rawhide
* Merge and build into a "side tag"
* Once stable merge into Rawhide
== Feedback ==
== Benefit to Fedora ==
The latest stable software is used by Fedora users, providing
additional features and fixes.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners:
**Prepare PostgreSQL 15
**Prepare PostgreSQL 14 as a module for Rawhide
**Check software that requires or depends on `postgresql-server` or
`libpq` packages for incompatibilities
**Build PostgreSQL 15 (postgresql and libpq) to Rawhide
**Rebuild depended on packages against PostgreSQL 15
**Gather user input on the changes between PostgreSQL 14 and PostgreSQL 15
* Other developers: N/A
* Release engineering:
* Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
* Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
The PostgreSQL client library (libpq component) is compatible. So,
there shouldn't be any compatibility issues, but rebuilding the
dependent components is recommended.
Server plugins might require a newer version update because they
sometimes have explicit server requirements. PostgreSQL maintainer
will help fix/rebuild any issues in the plugins.
How to upgrade your database data from one PostgreSQL release to a
newer one is described in
== How To Test ==
Usual testing when upgrading between major PostgreSQL versions is
running `postgresql-setup --upgrade` necessary between major versions.
Test that all other software runs well with PostgreSQL 15.
== User Experience ==
The users will have to upgrade their databases the same way as major
PostgreSQL versions, aka `postgresql-setup --upgrade` after installing
PostgreSQL 15 server packages.
If users want to stick with PostgreSQL 14 for a little longer, there
will be PostgreSQL 14 module.
== Dependencies ==
Some packages (mostly server plugins) build on top of PostgreSQL.
Since the separation of the PostgreSQL client library (libpq
component), only packages that build server plugins should use
postgresql package in BuildRequires; others should use libpq. In the
case of Postgresql-server, a rebuild should be done to make sure all
potential binary incompatibilities are handled.
* PostgreSQL server dependencies
== Contingency Plan ==
Revert changes in the non-modular packages and provide PostgreSQL 15
as a module stream only.
== Documentation ==
Upgrade strategy: https://www.postgresql.org/docs/15/upgrading.html
== Release Notes ==
Release notes for PostgreSQL 15 release:
Overall overview of the changes and improvements:
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