Bug 160463 - postgresql installed by FC4 needs a different data format than FC3
postgresql installed by FC4 needs a different data format than FC3
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: postgresql (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tom Lane
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-06-15 06:11 EDT by Flavio Cardone
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:06 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-15 10:03:26 EDT
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Description Flavio Cardone 2005-06-15 06:11:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
FC3 had postgresql 7.4 but FC4 has 8.0.3. The latter will not start and reports that the data format needs to be updated. However, to update the data according to the instructions by postgresql.org you need to have a running postgresql server. Catch 22.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. have postgresql in FC3
2. install FC4
3. try starting postgresql

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Comment 1 Tom Lane 2005-06-15 10:03:26 EDT
You have to dump and restore the old database.  This has always been true of
every major Postgres version upgrade, and 7.4 -> 8.0 is no different.
Comment 2 Flavio Cardone 2005-06-16 04:48:34 EDT
Yes, of course, but if you install FC4 (postgres 8.0) over FC3 (postgres 7.4),
you only realize you had to dump your database after you already installed FC4.
And once you installed FC4, you can't dump your database because postgres 8.0
won't start...

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