[HEADS UP] PostgreSQL ports split into -server & -client

Craig Boston craig at yekse.gank.org
Sun Jan 30 18:54:57 PST 2005

On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 02:17:08AM +0100, Palle Girgensohn wrote:
> Big changes have been made to the PostgreSQL ports. The ports are all split 
> into -server & -client parts. Hence, you can select a client only install 
> on machines that don't run a database server locally.

Just for the record: Is there / will there be any method for selecting
the version used for slave ports and ports that depend on postgresql?

With 8.0 out and and 7.x likely continuing to be used in production
environments for quite some time, it would be nice to have a standard way
to select which combination of version and server/client to be used (if
there isn't one already; I'm about to go look at the new ports).

Likely candidates: postgresql-contrib, slony1, the python bindings,


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