[Pkg-postgresql-public] [GENERAL] Re: Postgres major version support policy on Debian

Alvaro Herrera alvherre at commandprompt.com
Mon Oct 6 15:52:19 UTC 2008

Markus Wanner wrote:

> Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> >  Alright, so it was actually my own fault to have done the pg-8.2
> > backports, and I'm sorry for have followed the request to do so.
> Don't be sorry. I still appreciate having an up to date Postgres version
> available on etch. (And I still think it's the right thing to support
> multiple major versions.)

If there are no backported packages for any given Postgres major
version, what will happen is that a lot of people will be forced to
build them from source, which is a lot worse.  (There is a reason why
PGDG provides RPM for all major versions, for a lot of Redhat
distributions -- people do want them).

Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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