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#19968 closed Cleanup/optimization (fixed)

Drop support for PostgreSQL < 8.4

Reported by: aaugustin Owned by: nobody
Component: Database layer (models, ORM) Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description

http://www.postgresql.org/support/versioning/ gives the following EOL dates:

  • 8.2: December 2011
  • 8.3: February 2013

Django still contains some code and docs related to bugs in PostgreSQL 8.2. We can get rid of it.

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comment:1 Changed 16 months ago by claudep

  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

This is at least safe from the Debian stable (squeeze) pov, which has version 8.4.16, http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/postgresql

comment:2 Changed 16 months ago by ramiro

Seems like in the Ubuntu camp things are OK too: the Apr 2008 (8.04) Long term Support (LST) release that included Postgresql 8.3.x ends its five-year server edition support period in Apr 2013. The newer 10.04 and 12.04 LTS releases ship 8.4 or newer.

If you use RHEL or Suse please post any research you could make as a comment to this ticket.

comment:3 Changed 16 months ago by aaugustin

From http://www.postgresql.org/download/linux/redhat/: RHEL 5 ships PostgreSQL 8.1, which isn't supported by Django any more, and offers separate packages for PostgreSQL 8.4. RHEL 6 ships PostgreSQL 8.4.

For more details on RHEL 5, see http://blog.endpoint.com/2010/09/postgresql-84-in-rhelcentos-55.html, which confirms the above.

I couldn't find similar information for Suse.

comment:5 Changed 16 months ago by Aymeric Augustin <aymeric.augustin@…>

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 6197935152419f064911f7a26b70da32f31435c7:

Fixed #19968 -- Dropped support for PostgreSQL < 8.4.

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