Naming of postgresql & related

Jyrki Wahlstedt jwa at
Sat Nov 4 03:39:59 PST 2006

I just wonder about naming postgresql, some other ports could have  
the same. Currently postgresql installs v.7.4.12. Then we have  
postgresql7 (v.7.4.13), postgresql8 (v.8.1.3) and postgresql81 (v. 
8.1.4). This is a mess. I think postgresql should always be the  
latest, then we could, if we want, to have version-specific ports  
(~7, ~8, ~81). How about this?
The related thing comes from the fact that the database formats  
between point versions of postgresql are not compatible (8.0->8.1).  
Is there a way to make sure that database is dumped before upgrade.  
Could one ask a question from the user and wait for an answer (to  
confirm the operation)?
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