[Mageia-dev] database servers

Oliver Burger oliver.bgr at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 11 08:30:21 CET 2011


because of the alpha2 iso thread I was just looking at the available database 
servers in Mageia.
Especially keeping my eye on postgres.

At the moment, we have only one version of postgres: postgresql9.0-9.0.2. I 
would like to have at least posgresql8.4 as well for compatibility reasons. 
Even between minor version changes of postgres, there sometimes are changes in 
the database format or the syntax which force you to rewrite a lot of 
application code using postgres and dump your databases, update and restore 
Normally this is working nicely, but if you are using extensions to postgres 
like postgis and so on (which may or may not be packaged and thus be selve 
compiled), it can be a pain in the ass.

I (as a padawan packager) feel not up to packaging something like postgres, so 
I would like to ask if someone else would?

On a related item I would like to ask, if we are going to provide mariadb as 
an alternative for mysql.


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