flyspray and php 5/postgresql weirdness, help ...

Bill Moran wmoran at
Mon Sep 15 21:49:19 UTC 2008

In response to "O. Hartmann" <ohartman at>:

> hello,
> for development in our scientific environment I setup 
> /usr/ports/devel/flyspray, running with a postgresql 8.3.3 backend on a 
> FreeBSD 7.1-PRE box.
> After a successful installation, I get this error while trying to reach 
> the freshly installed server via https://host/flyspray/:
> Query {SELECT p.*, c.content AS pm_instructions, c.last_updated AS 
> cache_update FROM "flyspray_projects" p LEFT JOIN "flyspray_cache" c ON 
> c.topic = p.project_id AND c.type = 'msg' WHERE p.project_id = ?} with 
> params {1} Failed! (ERROR: operator does not exist: character varying = 
> integer LINE 3: ... LEFT JOIN "flyspray_cache" c ON c.topic = 
> p.projec... ^ HINT: No operator matches the given name and argument 
> type(s). You might need to add explicit type casts.)
> I do not know whether the shown problem is postgresql-syntactical or a 
> php 5 problem, so I guess it's a kind of both.

The problem is that flyspray does not work on PG 8.3.  Use an older version
of Postgres (I know that 8.1 works, and I suspect that 8.2 does) or help
the FS people fix their SQL. :)

Bill Moran

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