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Re: postgresql and debconf [Re: package and dpkg improvements to help autoinstallers]

On Tue, 2002-07-30 at 13:37, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-07-30 at 12:05, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> > I was assuming that the database would stay up if the user won't let
> > debconf upgrade. But if db shutdown is ok, my idea is of course not
> > necessary.
> The database cannot continue, because the new executables can't read the
> old data.  If the administrator isn't happy with that, he cannot upgrade
> at all - at least, not automatically.

We're talking circles. I was proposing to postpone the real upgrade
until the manual upgrade-really script is called by the administrator:

> I'd guess the big problem here would be how to install the new
> binaries.
> Perhaps as 'xxx.new' which the upgrade script would then move to the
> real names after having done the dump.

-- vbi

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