On Tuesday 25 November 2003 01:12 pm, Michael K. Johnson wrote:
Eventually, I'm hoping that Fedora Altnernatives will also be a
place that people can go to get new and incompatible versions of
software when they know they can deal with the incompatibilities.
That would be one good thing for FA to be.
> Maybe by the time FC2 is out I can have the multiversion install
Ah, the holy grail. :-)
Yes, indeed. I do have a rough roadmap, courtesy of Oliver Elphick, the
Debian PostgreSQL maintainer. He and I have conversed a good deal on this
subject, and he has a proposal. I haven't gone over it with a fine tooth
comb as yet, but there are a number of things I really like about it.
The gist of the proposal is to treat PostgreSQL the same way the kernel is
treated. That is, you don't upgrade kernels; you install the new one, and
they coexist. For PostgreSQL it's a little more complicated; but Oliver has
most things right down the line. I will post to the -devel list a proposal
for it as soon as I have it distilled into a Fedora-ish form.
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