[Pkg-postgresql-public] Installing 8.1 while keeping 7.4.

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Sun Apr 16 18:06:48 UTC 2006

Hi Phil,

sorry for the delay!

Phil Endecott [2006-04-07 23:07 +0100]:
> This looked like it would do what I wanted: it installs various 8.1 
> packages, and some 7.4.9 packages; presumably 7.4.9 is binary-compatible 
> with 7.4.7.  I was a bit put off by the 7.5.17 version number for the 
> postgresql package, but not enough to stop me from pressing on...

postgresql 7.5.x is a transitional package that migrates the sarge 7.4
instance to the new multiversion/multicluster architecture in
Etch/Sid. I just wanted to ensure that it's higher than any 7.4 update
sarge{,-security,-updates,-backports} will ever get.

> Preconfiguring packages ...
> (Reading database ... 36668 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace postgresql-contrib 7.4.7-6sarge1 (using 
> ../postgresql-contrib_7.5.17_all.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement postgresql-contrib ...
> Preparing to replace postgresql 7.4.7-6sarge1 (using 
> ../postgresql_7.5.17_all.deb) ...
> Stopping PostgreSQL database server: postmaster.
> Stopping PostgreSQL database server: postmasterpg_ctl: could not find 
> /var/lib/postgres/data/postmaster.pid
> Is postmaster running?

So you mean that the installation stopped at that point? Was the
postmaster really stopped at this point? If so, it should be
relatively easy to make the transitional package more robust for this

Or was postmaster really running at the time you upgraded, and
something in the scripts got confused?



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