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Bug 199142

Summary: upgrade method for postgresql, blocking of previous version is inappropriate
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Leif Biberg Kristensen <leif>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers <bug-wranglers>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Leif Biberg Kristensen 2007-11-14 12:50:26 UTC
This is not quite a bug, but rather an approaching challenge. See this thread on [], in which I was asked to file a bug report. Concerning the upcoming PostgreSQL upgrade from 8.2 to 8.3, it's imperative that Gentoo implements an adequate transition procedure. Blocking the old version will create a 'chicken-and-egg' situation where you are left incapable of upgrading your existing databases. According to the developers, it's important that a dump of the old database should be done with the new 8.3 version of pg_dump. See this thread [] on pgsql-advocacy for some details.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Alvaro Herrera 2007-11-14 14:07:04 UTC
See bug #42894
Comment 2 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-11-14 19:17:31 UTC
We are not going to remove this until it's slotted, sorry. Killing DBs sucks a LOT more than your blocker issues.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 42894 ***