[Pkg-postgresql-public] pg_archivecleanup in postgresql-common

Christoph Berg myon at debian.org
Tue Sep 30 19:40:09 UTC 2014

Re: Peter Eisentraut 2014-09-27 <54261C24.608 at debian.org>
> Responding to bug #740593, a symlink from pg_archivecleanup to
> pg_wrapper was added to postgresql-common, but this seems like a mistake
> to me.  pg_archivecleanup is a server-side program and does not respond
> to any connection parameters, which is what pg_wrapper uses to pick an
> implementation.
> (I don't think there are any compatibility issues between
> pg_archivecleanup of different versions, so this is mostly a theoretical
> concern.  But it still seems wrong.)

Nod. The actual problem here is that pg_archivecleanup is in -contrib,
but we don't have a postgresql-contrib-common package.

I wonder if we could replace this pg_wrapper symlink by alternatives
in the -contrib packages without going through major pain with
Breaks:. On the other hand if there's no options pg_wrapper could
parse, there's no options pg_wrapper could get confused about, so
there's probably no problem. (Admittedly, the default cluster
selection is sometimes not the best.)

cb at df7cb.de | http://www.df7cb.de/

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