[HEADS-UP] PostgreSQL 9.0.2 now in rawhide

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 22:46:20 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 11:36 PM, Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 07:36:35PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>> I have pushed PostgreSQL 9.0.2 into rawhide, replacing the 8.4.x release
>> series.
>> As is usual with PostgreSQL major version updates, 9.0.x won't read
>> 8.4.x's database files.  However, this time around there is an option
>> to not have to dump and reload your database: you can try pg_upgrade
>> instead.  The details are in
>> /usr/share/doc/postgresql-9.0.2/README.rpm-dist
>> but the short form is: install postgresql-upgrade and run
>> "service postgresql upgrade".
>> This isn't terribly well tested, so if you're running critical data
>> on rawhide (you aren't, are you?) a traditional-form backup would be
>> a good thing to make first.
>> Please let me know of either successful or unsuccessful upgrades.
> Yay!  Glad to see you and the other upstream guys got this implemented.
> I know some people were talking about making systemd unit files for
> a significant subset of services one of the features for F15.  I do not,
> however, see a Feature page (even an incomplete Feature page) for that yet.
> Would someone who is working on that care to say if that's still an idea for
> F15?  If it goes through, we'll want to document what service postgresql
> upgrade does for people to run (or turn it into a /usr/bin/ script) since
> we'll be moving away from the sysvinit script.

Tbh .... systemd aside but abusing initscripts for upgrade tasks like
this don't make any sense to me and is IMO just wrong.
There should just be a "pgsql_upgrade" binary / script.

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