[Pkg-postgresql-public] backporting slony 2.0 to lenny

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Fri Jun 17 20:15:19 UTC 2011

hi debian postgresql packagers--

I've prepared a backport of slony 2.0.4-1 (from squeeze) to lenny, built
against lenny's own postgres 8.3  (a debdiff is attached here for the
curious).  It builds fine; i have not done extensive testing with it yet.

Peter Eisentraut suggested that i post here to solicit feedback.

He also observed that slony 1.2 is already backported to lenny against
the backported postgresql 8.4.

So if i go ahead and upload this to lenny/backports, there will be two
slony-related packages in lenny:

 slony 1.2 linked to backported psql 8.4
 slony 2.0 linked to stable psql 8.3

This could be a bit confusing, but i think it's OK.  My only concern
would be what to do if someone wanted slony 2.0 backported but linked
against the backported psql 8.4.

One possibility would be to try to package slony 2.0 such that it makes
two packages in addition to slony1-2-bin and slony1-2-doc:


I'm not sure if this is feasible, but i'd be willing to try it for a
future revision of the slony1-2 backport if people think that would be

Any thoughts, concerns, or suggestions?

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