Re: PostgreSQL - proposed package
Rob Browning wrote:
>Maarten Boekhold <email@example.com> 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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