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Bug#861689: PostgreSQL PL/Perl incompatibility

Package: release-notes
Severity: normal
Tags: patch


for hopefully the last time, we need to document the postgresql-plperl
upgrade process. (For stretch/buster+, the libperl* packages should be

Index: en/issues.dbk
--- en/issues.dbk	(Revision 11483)
+++ en/issues.dbk	(Arbeitskopie)
@@ -723,6 +723,20 @@
+  <section id="plperl">
+    <title>PostgreSQL PL/Perl incompatibility</title>
+    <para>
+      The PostgreSQL PL/Perl procedural language package in jessie is
+      incompatible with the Perl version in stretch. The
+      <systemitem role="package">postgresql-plperl-9.4</systemitem> package
+      will be removed during the update, rendering server-side Perl procedures
+      dysfunctional. Upgrading to PostgreSQL 9.6 should be unaffected, the
+      procedures will work in the new PostgreSQL cluster if the
+      <systemitem role="package">postgresql-plperl-9.6</systemitem> package
+      is installed. If unsure, take a backup of your PostgreSQL 9.4 clusters
+      before upgrading to stretch.
+    </para>
+  </section>
   <section id="iproute2">
   <title>iproute2 will replace net-tools</title>

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