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

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Sat Jun 18 21:39:39 UTC 2011

On 06/17/2011 05:12 PM, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
>  I leave your message mostly uncut, I'm uncertain whether Laurent is
> subscribed to this list, he does maintain the slony1 backport to lenny.


>  That's right, and partly my "fault". Actually to make slony1 working
> with the backported postgres 8.4 it was required to pull in the newer
> slony1. That was from my understanding the most important difference
> between the lenny slony1 and the squeeze one, besides the usual bufixes
> approaches.

ah, ok.  if you have any pointers to the details that led to this
decision, i'd be happy to read them.

>  Actually, with my backports ftpmaster hat on, I fear I would have to
> reject that. We want only minimum changes in the backported package. You
> might want to ask Alexander Wirt for his opinion too, I just fear that
> he would say the same.

I think your concern makes a lot of sense, actually.  thanks for
pointing it out.  It's also less work for me :)

>  The only thing that wouldn't be covered by the original idea (and best
> chance for acceptance) would be 8.4 with slony1-2.

right, but this wouldn't meet what i need;  i have existing machinery
running 8.3 that i'd like to use slony 2.0 to replicate to an instance
running a newer version of psql (to be able to do a minimal-downtime
cutover for a version upgrade).  If backported slony 2.0 only works with
psql 8.4, that wouldn't work for me.

So i'm inclined to go ahead with the proposed arrangement if no one
raises any strong objections.  I'd be grateful for any advice or
criticism around these tools, since i've never packaged them before.



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