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From: Patrick Macdonald <>
To: Jonathan Sand <>
Subject: Re: postgresql 7.3
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 15:22:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Jonathan,

We will be providing a PostgreSQL - Red Hat Edition iso towards the
end of April.  However, it will contain pristine PostgreSQL 7.3.x
community binaries/source. You may want to download the current rpms
from Red Hat which are already at this level.


Jonathan Sand wrote:
> can you give me an approximate timeframe for redhat's release of rhdb 
> based on postgresql 7.3?
> my problem is that I'm using redhat bugzilla 2.15 with a database 
> created with bugzilla based on mysql. I've managed to transfer the data 
> out of mysql and into postgres (no small feat), and bugzilla runs, but 
> it has a few bugs. I've, since then, downloaded redhat bugzilla 2.17, 
> only to discover that the schema expected in this version are quite 
> different. among the many changes, one of them can't be performed by 
> rhdb 2.1 (postgresql 7.2.3).
> specifically: several of the tables contain essentially identical data 
> (eg, products.value and bugs.product) with data type varchar. this being 
> inefficient as a primary key and foreign key, these column definitions 
> are being replaced by integer primary keys and integer references, 
> respectively. postgres 7.3 allows the following sql:
> alter table products add id int;
> ... set new unique values in this new id column ....
> alter table products alter id set not null;
> alter table products add primary key(id);
> postgresql 7.2.3 doesn't allow that the "set not null" column constraint 
> be applied in an "alter" statement and the "add primary key" can only be 
> applied to columns which are designated as "not null." a neat and 
> frustrating shutout.
> I suppose I could dump the database and reconstruct the schema 
> correctly, but I'd then have to seriously modify the redhat bugzilla 
> setup code. moral of this story? the bleeding edge is not for whimps.

  reply	other threads:[~2003-03-06 15:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-03-06  8:53 Jonathan Sand
2003-03-06 15:22 ` Patrick Macdonald [this message]
2003-03-07  9:31 Jonathan Sand
2003-03-07 15:16 ` Patrick Macdonald
2003-03-07 17:56 Jonathan Sand

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