Peter Eisentraut <> writes:
> On tis, 2011-08-30 at 15:31 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> 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?

The discussion there doesn't go into all that much detail, but there
have been enough bad experiences at Red Hat with partially-updated
packages that people have very negative views of doing otherwise.

> I would rather think that
> this is something that upstream needs to determine.

Since the upstream is shipping a single tarball, it's unlikely that
they'll think about it.

                        regards, tom lane

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