Category “Debian” — 9 articles

Some skytools related new today, it’s been a while. For those who where at my FOSDEM’s talk about Implementing High Availability you might have heard that I really like working with PGQ. A new version has been released a while ago, and the most recent verion is now 3.1.3, as announced in the Skytools 3.1.3 email. Upgrade time! Skytools 3.1.3 enters debian First news is that Skytools 3.1.3 has been entering debian today (I hope that by the time you reach that URL, it’s been updated to show information according to the news here, but I might be early).



PostgreSQL and debian

After talking about it for a very long time, work finally did begin! I’m talking about the apt.postgresql.org build system that will allow us, in the long run, to propose debian versions of binary packages for PostgreSQL and its extensions, compiled for a bunch of debian and ubuntu versions. We’re now thinking to support the i386 and amd64 architectures for lenny, squeeze, wheezy and sid, and also for maverick and natty, maybe oneiric too while at it.


As of pretty recently, pgfincore is now in debian, as you can see on its postgresql-9.0-pgfincore page. The reason why it entered the debian archives is that it reached the 1.0 release! Rather than talking about what pgfincore is all about ( A set of functions to manage pages in memory from PostgreSQL), I will talk about its packaging and support as a debian package. Here’s the first example of a modern multi-version packaging I have to offer.


We still have this problem to solve with extensions and their packaging. How to best organize things so that your extension is compatible with before 9.1 and 9.1 and following releases of PostgreSQL? Well, I had to do it for the ip4r contribution, and I wanted the following to happen: dpkg-deb: building package `postgresql-8.3-ip4r' ... dpkg-deb: building package `postgresql-8.4-ip4r' ... dpkg-deb: building package `postgresql-9.0-ip4r' ... dpkg-deb: building package `postgresql-9.1-ip4r' ... And here’s a simple enough way to achieve that.


I’ve been working on skytools3 packaging lately. I’ve been pushing quite a lot of work into it, in order to have exactly what I needed out of the box, after some 3 years of production and experiences with the products. Plural, yes, because even if pgbouncer and plproxy are siblings to the projets (same developers team, separate life cycle and releases), then skytools still includes several sub-projects. Here’s what the skytools3 packaging is going to look like:

Dimitri Fontaine

PostgreSQL Major Contributor

Open Source Software Engineer

France