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A plan for upgrading postgres?

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: A plan for upgrading postgres?
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:13:03 -0500
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Heya everyone,

I'm not sure anyone else is seriously running postgresql right now, but
I've been using it for some test development, and eventually I intend to
deploy to GNU Guix machines.

I think to do this, we'll need to keep around the prior version of
postgres.  pg_upgrade requires it:

I think the right approach will be to keep around the prior version,
eg postgresql-9.4, as a first step.  As a second step, it might be nice
to have a package that's something like "postgres-upgrade-recent" which
has all the shorthands for pointing at both the prior postgres binary
and this one, and so hands the user a single script for running the

Just thought I'd write this out while thinking about it.  Does it make

 - Chris

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