Proposal to fix postgresql package maintainance nightmare

Kimmo Paasiala kpaasial at
Tue Aug 4 11:34:02 UTC 2015

On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 1:07 PM, Michael Grünewald <michipili at> wrote:
>> On 21 Jul 2015, at 11:46, Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at> wrote:
>> - Impossible to have tools from both old and new version at the same time (which
>> is necessary to upgrade db and prepare upgrades of db) …
> Could not jails be used to solve these issues by running the two (…) required versions
> in jailed environments?  There is a little bit of setup, but if by any chance you
> are using some variation of the immutable server pattern, it should stay very low.

You can't ask an average FreeBSD user who just wants to upgrade
his/her PostgreSQL installation to set up jails that would be only
used for one task. The upgrade should be achievable with just 'pkg
upgrade' without any extra work.


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