new version of postgresql port

Palle Girgensohn girgen at
Thu Oct 7 13:06:40 UTC 2010


True, it is a first shot at breaking the 1:1 relationship, it is not a 
solution. I think that if you install all PostgreSQL:s in different 
PREFIXes, it will work to install them.

As you say, they should opimtally install in their own non-conflicting 
places without changing prefix.

Lets see this as a work in progress.


--On 7 oktober 2010 16.52.31 +0400 Alexander Pyhalov <alp at> wrote:

> Hello.
> I've seen interesting commit message in postgresql90-server port: "Also,
> try to break the previous 1:1 relation between FreeBSD system and
> PostgreSQL versions installed. Use different PREFIX:es to install
> different versions on the same system."
> I've fetched new version of ports and tried to install postgresql84 from
> ports with default prefix and later - postgresql90 with non-default
> prefix.
> I managed to install postgresql90-client and
> postgresql84-{server,client}. However, while building postgresql90-server
> I received
> pgtest# make PREFIX=/usr/local/postgresql/9.0 install
> ===>  postgresql-server-9.0.1 cannot install: the port wants
> postgresql90-client but you have postgresql84-client installed.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/databases/postgresql90-server.
> The problem comes from 186 line of /usr/ports/Mk/ It must
> be modified to allow such things.
> Also, it seems that PREFIX modification is not sufficient: we should have
> some specific postgresql files in /usr/local/etc/periodic and several
> startup scripts in /usr/local/etc/rc.d.
> --
> Best regards,
> Alexander Pyhalov,
> system administrator of Computer Center of South Federal University

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