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

Oliver Elphick <olly@lfix.co.uk> writes:
> Taking this line would have these consequences:
> 1.  If the database version is unchanged, everything will upgrade
> normally.
> 2.  If the database version has changed, thus requiring initdb, either:
>  a) the database will become unavailable to all users until the
> administrator does an upgrade by hand; or
>  b) the debconf setting allows us to attempt to upgrade during
> installation, in which case we proceed as now.

I think this is reasonable.  Frankly, every time I do an update to
postgresql that's going to require a dump and reload, I make a point
of scheduling some downtime and doing my own full dump just as a
backup, because my data *is* important.

But on a day-to-day minor version bump, I'd like it to just proceed.

FWIW, I'm actually installing PostgreSQL via FAI and not having any
problems with the resulting installation---of course I'm not using
localization or anything.


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