Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash

From: Joshua D. Drake
Subject: Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash
Date: ,
Msg-id: 20071113084904.645ccf51@scratch
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In response to: Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Tom Lane)
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Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Josh Berkus, )
 Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Tom Lane, )
 Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Andrew Sullivan, )
  Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Gregory Stark, )
   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, )

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On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 11:39:26 -0500
Tom Lane <> wrote:

> 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.

Josh wasn't looking for code changes. He was insuring that we were loud
about the rather significant problems that upgrading to 8.3, "may"
cause.

Joshua D. Drake

> 
>             regards, tom lane
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