Re: Please unblock testing migration of postgresql-7.4
Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> Martin Pitt wrote:
> > Hi Debian release team,
> > according to  postgresql-7.4 has recently been blocked to go into
> > testing. However, the current testing version is months old and has
> > open security holes, so it is crucial that Etch is not released with
> > 7.4.9.
> > The reason for not going into testing for so long is trouble on mips
> > and mipsel. Please see  for details. This continues to be unsolved,
> > but I worked around the problem for now by having mips and mipsel
> > binaries for postgresql-7.4 removed from testing and unstable. Now
> > only  needs to be done (removing mipsen binaries for
> > postgresql-plruby and plr, and probably postgresql-pljava) until
> > postgresql-7.4 can finally enter testing.
> > Please unblock the testing migration. Thank you for your
> > consideration!
> > Please do not hesitate to ask me any further questions (you can also
> > IRC-ping me, I'm pitti in #d-d).
> FWIW, I tried a build with today's unstable on mips, after enabling
> the server packages again. There was one failure in the testsuite:
> test geometry ... ok
> test horology ... failed (ignored)
> test insert ... ok
> test create_function_1 ... ok
> polymorphism ... ok
> test stats ... ok
> ============== shutting down postmaster ==============
> 92 of 93 tests passed, 1 failed test(s) ignored.
> The resulting sever packages installed fine, no obvious failure
> (but OTOH I don't know what a serious test would be).
In addition, I built with gcc-4.1. Since some (mostly FFI related) ABI
bugs were fixed between 3.3 and 4.0, this can explain the difference.
I recommend to try a build without any mips/mipsel specific workarounds
(the horology failure appears to be normal, it happens also on other