[Pkg-postgresql-public] Bug#764705: Bug#764705: Bug#764705: Bug#764705: postgresql-9.4: ERROR: The database format changed between beta 2 and 3. Please dump, but how?

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Sun Oct 12 10:59:18 UTC 2014

Peter Eisentraut [2014-10-11 17:48 -0400]:
> I think the mistake here was to upload postgresql-9.4 into unstable
> before it was released.

I agree. We should have kept it in experimental until the release
candidate and prepare the extensions there, like in earlier releases.

This is a rather awkward position for upgraders to be in, as we
essentially cannot automate this robustly. This is exactly the reason
why we introduced the p-common infrastructure more than a decade ago,
as trying to do the dumping/restoring in maintainer scripts led to an
eternal stream of upgrade failures and some data loss. But
pg_upgradecluster can't help us with this situation, as we cannot
install beta 2 and 3 in parallel.

So I think the best we can do here is to document how to do the
upgrade, and then not repeat the premature release of betas to



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