Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Stefan Kaltenbrunner wrote:
>>looks like somebody forgot to test some changes to the pg_dumpall
>>code in Revision 1.70 against <8.1 installations -  resulting in the
>>following syntax error:
> Dump output is never expected to be backward compatible.

yeah - but if you take a look at the code/patch you will see that the
problem in this case is that pg_dumpall generates invalid SQL if it is
operating against an older backend which is an obvious typo/thinko in
this case.
It has nothing to do with generating backwards compatible dumps - and
using the pg_dumpall from the (newer) target version for upgrades has
been recommended for a while (or rather is documented to work in the
manual) I think.


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