[ELGIS] PgRpms PostgreSQL. Why not?
mbaudier at argeo.org
Sun Mar 25 04:03:39 EDT 2012
> sorry if this is a FAQ, but I didn't find any precise information
> about the issues with pgrpms provided PostreSQL packages.
> ELGIS is great in providing the most recent version of GIS stuff, but
> stickes to EPEL provided version of Pg, which is a fairly old 8.4
At this stage, the recommended approach is to rebuild the ELGIS (or
Fedora) SRPMs against pgrpms packages.
> What are the specific issues with these packages? Is it feasible to
No particular issue, just a matter of binary compatibility
> reconcile the two efforts. It would be much better to have a
> continuously updated version of PostgreSQL. So why not?
Yes we would like to, but we don't have much resources for this
volunteer effort and already struggle to keep the pace of our current
scope, so this is not something we plan to do in the near future.
Some people (like me) don't need the latest and greatest features of
PostgreSQL and don't want to change the base OS, and therefore prefer
to stick with the version supported by Red Hat.
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