PostgreSQL 7.3.9, 7.4.7, and 8.0.2 in Fink Unstable

I’ve released updated PostgreSQL 7.3 and 7.4 packages, and a new set of packages for PostgreSQL 8.0 to Fink unstable.

I did a lot of work to make sure they could be installed concurrently, to make it easy for people who are still on old databases to migrate at their leisure without forcing packagers to keep compatible with old versions. Funny thing is, a side-effect of this is that you can run 7.3, 7.4, and 8.0 concurrently if you change the port they use. 😉

I’ve also changed the database initialization to be deferred until the first time pgsql.sh is called, rather than doing it at package install time, which makes it easier to debug if something goes wrong. Also, I updated startup to check some of the common shared memory settings and either suggest upgrades or create an /etc/sysctl.conf for some good defaults on systems that don’t have it already (which is basically all OSX installations unless a local administrator has manually created the file).

Lastly, the PostgreSQL packages have been updated to now include the following libraries and addons:

  • psqlODBC 07.03.0100
  • libpq++ 4.0
  • libpqxx 1.5.1
  • libpqxx 2.5.0
  • libpgeasy 3.0.4
  • PostGIS 1.0.0-rc6
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