Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash

From: Leif B. Kristensen
Subject: Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash
Date: ,
Msg-id: 200711131655.59501.leif@solumslekt.org
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In response to: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Josh Berkus)
Responses: Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Alvaro Herrera <-ip.org>)
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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, )
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  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, )

On Monday 12. November 2007, Josh Berkus wrote:
>I'm thinking that we need to warn everyone about:
>1) They need to use 8.3's pg_dump, not the old version, to upgrade

Isn't there a chicken-and-egg problem here? On my Gentoo system, I have
always been forced to uninstall the old version before upgrading to a
new version. In practice, that means that I have to do a full dump of
the databases with the current pg_dump, delete or rename the data
directory, and then restore after the upgrade.

I'd like to see a detailed howto on this ...
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