[Mageia-dev] database servers

Olivier Thauvin nanardon at nanardon.zarb.org
Fri Mar 11 10:54:39 CET 2011

* Oliver Burger (oliver.bgr at googlemail.com) wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 
> them.
> 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?

I'll do it ASAP.

But you have to know I did the hardest part of the work
in mandriva and now packaging postgresq is quite easy, including
updating to minor version.

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

Olivier Thauvin
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