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Re: packaging Postgres binary dump files

On 19 September 2013 14:42, Daniel Pocock <daniel@pocock.com.au> wrote:

PostBooks distributes their schema as a Postgres binary dump file for
use with pg_restore

They are available for download here (not in the source tarball):


Is this format suitable for making a source package or do we need to
load it into Postgres and then pg_dump it again as text / SQL?

I would prefer to simply distribute the original files so that people
can compare with upstream's checksums if they wish.

FWIW, you can convert the file to text using pg_restore, you don't actually need a running database server. It's really just a compressed tarball and should be treated as such. That is, I think it can be included as-is. Unless you're thinking of patching it, in which case you need to think of something else.

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/

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