Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > FYI, I test pg_upgrade by loading the old cluster's regression database
> > from a pg_dump output file, then after the upgrade, I dump the
> > regression database of the new cluster and diff the changes.
> >
> > The problem I just encountered is that pg_dump uses
> > extra_float_digits=-3 for 9.0, while previous releases used '2'.  I had
> > to do hack each server version to get a dump output that would match
> > without rounding errors --- it did eventually work and validated.
> >
> >   
> That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. The server version is 
> going to affect much more than just this behaviour, surely. Wouldn't it 
> be better to provide a pg_dump option to provide the extra_float_digits 
> setting?

FYI, you can't override it with PGOPTIONS because it is set inside the
pg_dump binary.  I am not sure what you mean by your second sentence.

I was just reporting it in case anyone else was trying this for testing.
I doubt anyone else is going to try such a thing.

  Bruce Momjian  <>

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