Postgres Pro Standard 10.13.1: release notes

Overview

This release is based on PostgreSQL 10.13 and Postgres Pro Standard 10.12.1. All changes inherited from PostgreSQL 10.13 are listed in PostgreSQL 10.13 Release Notes. Other major changes and enhancements are as follows:

  • Fixed a memory leak that could occur during join operations if they required estimating multiple query execution paths for complex queries.

  • Added the --no-data-checksums option for initdb to allow initializing Postgres Pro clusters with checksums disabled.

  • Added support for Oracle Linux 8.

  • Added support for ALT Linux 8 SP.

  • Added support for Ubuntu 20.04. Support for Ubuntu 19.04 is no longer provided.

  • Added the plpython3 package for Rosa Enterprise Linux Server 7, ROSA COBALT (server edition) based on Rosa platform 7, Red OS Murom 7, GosLinux 7, and AlterOS 7.5 distributions where it was previously missing. Now it is available on all supported platforms except SLES 11 and MSVSphere 6.3.

  • Upgraded several libraries provided with Postgres Pro on Windows. Now the following libraries are used: OpenSSL 1.1.1g, libzstd 1.4.4, gettext 0.20.2, libiconv 1.16, libxml2 2.9.9, and libxslt 1.1.32. The ICU library has been upgraded from version 56.1 to 56.2.

  • Upgraded Section F.36 to version 1.5.11 to avoid server failure when trying to access child partitions without the required permissions while parent table access is allowed. This issue could previously occur when using pg_pathman with Postgres Pro 11.7.1 or higher.

Migration to Version 10.13.1

If you are upgrading from a Postgres Pro Standard version based on the same PostgreSQL major release, it is enough to install the new version into your current installation directory.

While functions numeric_eq, numeric_ne, numeric_gt, numeric_ge, numeric_lt, and numeric_le are actually leakproof, they were not marked as such in Postgres Pro Standard 10.11.1 or lower, which could lead to incorrect query optimization. In particular, it negatively affected query execution if row-level security policy was in use. Version 10.12.1 repairs this issue for new installations by correcting the initial catalog data, but existing installations will still have incorrect markings unless you update pg_proc entries for these functions. You can run pg_upgrade to upgrade your server instance to a version containing the corrected initial data, or manually correct these entries in each database of the installation using the ALTER FUNCTION command. For example:

ALTER FUNCTION pg_catalog.numeric_eq VOLATILE

 

Starting from Postgres Pro Standard 10.11.1, the ICU library upgrade does not interfere with the server start. Before connecting to a database using ICU as the default collation, Postgres Pro compares this collation version to the one provided by the ICU library and displays a warning if the collation versions do not match; you may need to rebuild the objects that depend on the default collation if you think the collation change may affect the sort order of your data. To suppress these warnings, you can use the ALTER COLLATION "default" REFRESH VERSION command, as explained in ALTER COLLATION.

Since pg_probackup delivery model changed in Postgres Pro Standard 10.7.1, when upgrading from a lower version on ALT Linux and Debian-based systems, run apt dist-upgrade (or apt-get dist-upgrade) to ensure that all new dependencies are handled correctly. On Windows, you have to run a separate pg_probackup installer to complete the upgrade.

When upgrading from version 10.3.2 or lower, you must call the REINDEX command for indexes that used mchar or mvarchar types. Besides, if you have been using pg_repack on Debian-based systems, you have to reinstall its package manually when upgrading to this version since its package got renamed to pg-repack-std-10.

To migrate from PostgreSQL or a Postgres Pro Standard release based on a previous PostgreSQL major version, see the migration instructions for version 10. If you are opting for a dump/restore, make sure to use the --add-collprovider option to correctly choose the provider for the default collation of the migrated database.