[postgis-devel] Splitting core and raster extensions, an update
strk at kbt.io
Tue Oct 31 09:23:11 PDT 2017
This mail to report that the state of core/raster extensions
separation is now passing the upgrade tests. It works as follows:
- Upgrading from pre-split PostGIS extension leaves you with
an unpackaged PostGIS Raster, raising a WARNING and providing
an HINT to the caller about creating raster from unpackaged.
- The postgis_full_version() function will report (UPPERCASE) when
core is installed as an extension and raster (or topology) are not
(this is already the case in trunk).
- The CREATE EXTENSION postgis_raster FROM unpackaged will both
upgrade raster and turn it into an extension.
If you want to test it you can fetch the code from either gitlab.com:
or OSGeo's Gogs: https://gitlab.com/postgis/postgis/merge_requests/6
A possible next step could be to try at removing raster completely
upon upgrade, and only resort to unpackage it when removing it is
not possible w/out loss of user data.
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