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

Greg Smith gsmith at gregsmith.com
Mon Oct 6 21:43:53 UTC 2008

On Mon, 6 Oct 2008, Scott Marlowe wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Markus Wanner <markus at bluegap.ch> wrote:
>> Once Postgres supports in-place upgrades between major versions, this
>> issue is solved.
> It has in the past but apparently the work required in coding and
> testing was too much and it the upgrade in place stuff was abandoned.
> Someone please correct me if I'm wrong and someone is working on it
> again.

There's a prototype being actively worked on and if we're lucky it will 
debut in 8.4 this March.  See 
http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/48BB10A2.60503@sun.com for the 
last code submission there and 
http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/In-place_upgrade for an outline of the 

* Greg Smith gsmith at gregsmith.com http://www.gregsmith.com Baltimore, MD

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