Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash

From: Peter Eisentraut
Subject: Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash
Date: ,
Msg-id: 200711141442.11913.peter_e@gmx.net
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In response to: Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  ("Leif B. Kristensen")
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   Re: Avoiding upgrade backlash  (Bruce Momjian, )
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    Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
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 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, )

Am Mittwoch, 14. November 2007 schrieb Leif B. Kristensen:
> >from 8.2 to 8.3, it's imperative that Gentoo implements an adequate
> transition procedure. Blocking the old version will create
> a 'chicken-and-egg' situation where you are left incapable of upgrading
> your existing databases. According to the developers, it's important
> that a dump of the old database should be done with the new 8.3 version
> of pg_dump.

Note that this is actually not true on both accounts.  Firstly, no developer
has ever claimed that, and second it's factually false.

It has always been "better" to use the newer pg_dump, but never "important" or
imperative.

--
Peter Eisentraut
http://developer.postgresql.org/~petere/


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