Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash

From: Tom Lane
Subject: Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash
Date: ,
Msg-id: 17640.1194971966@sss.pgh.pa.us
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In response to: Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Josh Berkus)
Responses: Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash  ("Joshua D. Drake")
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Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Josh Berkus, )
 Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Tom Lane, )
 Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Andrew Sullivan, )
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   Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Bruce Momjian, )
    Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Andrew Sullivan, )
 Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Peter Eisentraut, )
  Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Stefan Kaltenbrunner, )
   Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Bernd Helmle, )
  Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Josh Berkus, )
   Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Tom Lane, )
    Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
  Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Tom Lane, )
 Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  ("Leif B. Kristensen", )
  Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Alvaro Herrera <-ip.org>, )
   Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  ("Leif B. Kristensen", )
    Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  ("Leif B. Kristensen", )
     Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Peter Eisentraut, )
      Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  ("Leif B. Kristensen", )
       Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Peter Eisentraut, )
        Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  ("Leif B. Kristensen", )
     Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Greg Smith, )
    Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Jon Sime, )

Josh Berkus <> writes:
> Peter,
>> What difference would pg_dump make?

> For many user's databases ... many more than any previous version after
> 7.3 ... using the old version's pg_dump *will not load* into 8.3.  Unless you
> restore the casts.

Please provide a concrete example.

> Should I be discussing this on a different list?

If you are looking for code changes, neither docs nor advocacy are
suitable forums.

            regards, tom lane


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