[Pkg-postgresql-public] Postgres major version support policy on Debian
markus at bluegap.ch
Fri Oct 10 09:12:34 UTC 2008
Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> Upgrade to pg8.3, the same that users of testing would have to do. And
> learn to see that backported packages are a moving target that gets
The problem only exists because upgrading is not an option. There are
lots of people *wanting* to stick with Postgres 8.2 for good reasons. As
long as you don't see and accept that as a problem, we keep talking
across each other.
> pitti has made it clear that he can't reasonably support pg8.2 himself
> side-a-side for lenny. Your offer was there to help out with that
> approach but you don't seem to want to go that path neither. Don't blame
> me for that.
My offer is to support Postgres 8.2 even for etch, as a kind of a
"backport" (not in the sense of a Debian-backports.org-backport, but a
backport of "newer" software to Debian etch).
If that easily gives us Postgres 8.2 for lenny as well, even better! I
probably want Postgres 8.2 also for lenny, as soon as that becomes stable.
To help others in the same situation, I would like to offer these
packages via some half-ways official channel. That turned out to be
harder than I thought.
>> So far I've only read that you don't like what's proposed, but I'm
>> missing any kind of a proposal for a solution of the problem.
> So far I've only read that you don't like what's proposed, but I'm
> missing any kind of a proposal from you for a solution of the problem.
Obviously we are talking about different problems. I'm talking about
making Postgres 8.2 available for etch, because that's what I need. I am
providing a solution to that problem in form of a custom repository on
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