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Re: Bug#55928: PostreSQL upgrade problem (fwd)

In article <cistron.200001250906.JAA05054@linda.lfix.co.uk>,
Oliver Elphick <olly@lfix.co.uk> wrote:
>Can anyone suggest where this problem may be occurring?  shell-init is not
>a component of any package I have installed.

shell-init: blablabla is a warning from bash.

>shell-init: could not get current directory:

This means that someone deleted the current working directory that
that particular shell was in, and it's getcwd() function got confused

>cd_links: could not get current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent
>directories: Permission denied

That's bash complaining again about the same issue. When deleting
a directory tree, it's usually a good idea to ensure that you are
not inside it.

BTW, did you solve bug #53086 yet? The title is misleading, it's now
"PostgreSQL 6.4 -> 6.5.3 migration instructions wrong" but actually
it should be "critical: lost all databases when upgrading". And
I think it should be a release-critical bug.

It happened to me and it scared the s**t out of me. All databases
gone.. the default database location changed from /var/postgres to
/var/lib/postgres, but the 6.5.3 package doesn't move the old databases
to the new location when upgrading

I think the best thing to do is to check if /var/postgres (if not a
symlink!) and /var/lib/postgres are on the same file system. If so, rmdir
/var/lib/postgres, move /var/postgres to /var/lib/postgres and
leave a symlink behind in /var/postgres to the new location.
If not, create a /var/lib/postgres symlink pointing to the old location.

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