[Pkg-postgresql-public] Bug#888755: postgresql-common: pg_upgradecluster should call psql with -X

Henrik Christian Grove debian at 3001.dk
Mon Jan 29 14:54:13 UTC 2018

Source: postgresql-common
Version: 181+deb9u1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

When I upgraded a box (that's heavily firewalled, so running reportbug
on it doesn't work, so I'm writing this from another box, I'll try to
make sure the automatically inserted information reflects the box I had
the problem on) from Jessie to Stretch, I also got postgresql 9.6
instead of (or technically in addition to) the 9.4 that was in Jessie,
and was told to run pg_upgradecluster to upgrade the databases.

That failed with some messages about trying to run "CREATE DATABASE"
inside a transaction. After a while and some timme searching the net, I
realised that it might be due to me having "\set AUTOCOMMIT off" in
/etc/postgresql-common/psqlrc, and adding a -X to every call of psql in
pg_upgradecluster did indeed fix the problem and allowed me to upgrade
my databases.

Most things you'd ever find in a psqlrc is related to interactive use,
so just not reading it should be a lot better than the current

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.3
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8),
LANGUAGE=en_GB:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages postgresql-common depends on:
ii  adduser                   3.115
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]     1.5.61
ii  init-system-helpers       1.48
ii  lsb-base                  9.20161125
ii  postgresql-client-common  181+deb9u1
ii  procps                    2:3.3.12-3
ii  ssl-cert                  1.0.39
ii  ucf                       3.0036

Versions of packages postgresql-common recommends:
ii  logrotate  3.11.0-0.1

postgresql-common suggests no packages.

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