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Re: Debian packages of 7.4

On Tue, 2003-11-18 at 13:46, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 12:14:45PM +0000, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> > Debian packages of 7.4 have been uploaded to Debian's experimental
> > archive.  Because of certain issues with interlocking dependencies, I
> > will not move them to unstable until version 7.3.4-9 is accepted into
> > the testing distribution.
> Do these issues mean that migrating testing from 7.3.4-9 to 7.4-1 is
> going to be a headache for testing, or that packages built against 7.4-1
> will depend on >= 7.4-1 due to shlibdeps? If so, perhaps it's worth
> considering leaving 7.4 in experimental until after sarge.
> Just a thought; I haven't looked at the new packages in detail.

I certainly wouldn't recommend releasing sarge with a version of
PostgreSQL that was a year out of date.  It's bad enough that woody
still has 7.2 in it.

Once 7.4 is in sid, packages that depend on postgresql should ideally be
rebuilt.  I would be rather surprised if that would prove to be a
hold-up on release, considering the progress of the installer and the
non-reducing RC bug count.

In fact, I also want to get the new structure of postgresql packages
that I am working on into sarge, so as to avoid the recurrent database
upgrade problems we have had in the past.  I consider this a very
important goal for the next release as far as the postgresql packages
are concerned.

Oliver Elphick                                Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight, UK                             http://www.lfix.co.uk/oliver
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      thy name, O most High."   Psalms 92:1 

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