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Re: PostgreSQL - proposed package

Rob Browning wrote:
  >Maarten Boekhold <maartenb@dutepp0.et.tudelft.nl> writes:
  >> Cool.... How do you plan to run/don't-run initdb and updates between 
  >> incompatible versions which require a dump/restore?
  >I thought that the last time this was debated, the conclusion was that
  >in lieu of a *really* clever/messy set of pre/postint scripts,
  >probably the best way to handle this would be to make the new package
  >conflict with the old one, and provide some documentation/helper
  >script(s) to aid the user in manually performing the database
Yes, that's the approach I'm taking.  It's just too risky to automate
the dump/reload process when you can't be sure there's enough disk space
or that a tape will read back OK.

Oliver Elphick                                Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight                                  http://lfix.co.uk/oliver

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