[arch-general] postgresql 9.3 -> 9.4

Guus Snijders gsnijders at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 22:13:18 UTC 2015

2015-01-28 20:28 GMT+01:00 Georg Altmann <george at george-net.de>:
> Hi,
> There was nothing mentioning a minor realease upgrade or did I miss
> something?

It's been fun to watch how this thread developed.

On the one hand; as admin/owner/root of your machine, you are the one
responsible for anything that happens with it. This of course includes
reading pacman's output. Then again; it's easy to overlook a single
package update.
And indeed, an upgrade message might have been nice.

On the other hand; if this specific package requires some maintenance
on specific updates, one could also turn to tools like logwatch.
Combine that with a good package cache (pacman -Sc before -Syu keeps
the *currently installed* versions) so rolling back can be done
quickly, if necessary. Logwatch can be used to monitor the pacman log
and warn you (by e-mail) on updates to certain packages (like
postgresql in this case).

This would tackle two situations (assuming the DBMS fails after the upgrade):
- if the DBMS is needed *right now*; downgrade the package
- if it isn't that interesting ATM, the system can still warn you (by
e-mail) that some work is needed to restore the DBMS and you get a
nice reminder to schedule this action.

Just my two cents.


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