Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> 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? https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Requiring_Base_Package 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 -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers