[Pkg-postgresql-public] Bug#757520: Bug#757520: Bug#757520: postgresql-9.4: losing the database on crossgrade

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Wed Aug 13 13:49:14 UTC 2014

Hey Christoph,

Christoph Berg [2014-08-10 23:28 +0200]:
> Anyway, I used the opportunity to dig through
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MultiarchSpec again, and I believe I found a
> set of packages that we can mark "Multi-Arch: foreign" without
> breaking anything. There's even a picture about it:
> https://alioth.debian.org/scm/loggerhead/pkg-postgresql/postgresql-common/trunk/download/head:/dependencies.png-20140810210718-qrxnqfvfo0ha0zcu-3/dependencies.png
> Martin, could you check if that makes sense?

As for the CLI programs (and surely for the -docs) your changes look
ok to me. As long as you only have -client installed to talk to remote
DBs, the M-A: same for libpq5 will ensure that the correct ABI <->
protocol will be used.

If you try cross-grades like Torsten: The server is currently not M-A,
i. e. you can only have one architecture installed at a time. Then you
would have e. g. an i386 "psql" client program talking to an
amd64/x32/etc. server. The client side doesn't access the on-disk
files but only talk the "wire format" through libpq5 it's at least a
plausible expecation that this actually works. I tested this shallowly
with a simple DB and server amd64 plus -client i386 (with some
dpkg --force-all hammer), and it seems to work fine in that simple
case at least.

> I thought about "Multi-Arch: allowed" for "postgresql", but refrained
> because I didn't want to invoke too much magic at once.

Agreed. Multi-Arch'ing the server sounds like a huge and complex task,
and I don't think it's worth the trouble.

Thanks for fixing this!


Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)
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