On tis, 2011-08-30 at 15:31 -0400, Tom Lane wrote: > While not wishing to deny that this can be a problem, I think you're > overstating this aspect: > > > Now if this had been, say, plpython, which is also developed closely > > together with the backend, but is probably shipped in a separate binary > > package and has extra dependencies, so it might reasonably not be > > upgraded at the same time, there would be additional problems. We > > should figure out a way to advise packagers about putting in tight > > enough version dependencies when this happens. > > This is not possible at least in the Red Hat world, because all the > subpackages have exact-version-and-release dependencies tying them > together. That's distro policy not just my whim, and I'd expect other > server-grade distros to have similar policies.
Well, the Debian packages don't do this. Obviously, they could, but no one has ever clarified this. Exactly which distribution policy is this? I would rather think that this is something that upstream needs to determine. -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers