[Pkg-postgresql-public] postgresql 8.2 packaging

Cédric Villemain cedric.villemain at dalibo.com
Thu Feb 26 09:36:09 UTC 2009

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Markus Wanner a écrit :
> Hello Céderic,
> Cédric Villemain wrote:
>> I wonder if there are postgresql8.2 packages avaible for lenny ?
> I'm providing unofficial packages for Pg 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 for etch and
> lenny here:
>  http://packages.bluegap.ch/debian/postgresql
> See my previous mail [1].

Yes I saw that, but I follow the dist/ at your url, and view only etch and
Can you just confirm me that your packages are equivalent to the 8.2 we had in
testing ? (same debian/patches ?)

Thank you for maintaining this 8.2 flavor.

> Instead, I'm rather thinking that Debian proper should include
> everything from 8.1 to 8.3, instead of dropping support. As far as I
> understand, Martin Pitt is about the only maintainer of Postgres and not
> really willing to support older versions for Debian.

Well, to be honest, I think it is good that pg8.2 is removed from debian. The
last stable is 8.3 and in few monthes 8.4. Chances are hight that the next
debian stable will have only 8.5 (and 8.4 removed). Because debian release cycle
 is around twice long than the postgreql one.

It is a good step to help people moving to the last stable instead of using an
old one. Even if we will find people using postgresql 8.2 in the next 5 years at

> I'm not a Debian Developer, but I'm trying my best to maintain these
> Postgres versions. I'm using pretty much all of these versions in
> production on etch and lenny.

I'll be proud to help you if you need.

> Regards
> Markus Wanner
> [1]: my announcement of Postgres Debian packages:
> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-postgresql-public/2009-February/000406.html

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