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  • Hi, in TODO is the item "Allow compression of large fields or a compressed field type". It is good idea, but it prabably needs binary field firstly (or not?). I see the inv_api and other LO routines, ...
    Karel ZakKarel Zak
    Nov 11, 1999 at 7:09 pm
    Nov 16, 1999 at 8:47 am
  • I'm currently studying for a Masters at Brunel University, London. I was looking for a thesis and since I had an interest in Opensource development and databases I thought that I would like to work ...
    Mark ProctorMark Proctor
    Nov 9, 1999 at 1:35 am
    Nov 30, 1999 at 7:34 am
  • Well, I agree that it would be GREAT to be able to rollback DDL statements. However, at the moment, failures during a transaction while DDL statements occur usually require direct intervention by the ...
    Mike MascariMike Mascari
    Nov 26, 1999 at 9:27 am
    Nov 30, 1999 at 8:14 am
  • Can someone else take a quick peak at the tarball before we release it, just to make sure that nothing is missing? Its in the normal place, but haven't announced it yet... Marc G. Fournier ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Nov 4, 1999 at 1:49 am
    Nov 7, 1999 at 4:47 am
  • Here are the major open issues for 7.0 that I remember: Foreign Keys - Jan WAL - Vadim Function args - Tom System indcxes - Bruce Outer joins and new multi-query parse tree are questionable items for ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Nov 19, 1999 at 3:43 am
    Nov 23, 1999 at 4:13 am
  • Well, I diked out the code in vacuum.c that creates/deletes the pg_vlock lockfile, and tried it out. Turns out it's not quite such a no-brainer as I'd hoped. Several problems emerged: 1. You can run ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Nov 23, 1999 at 6:41 am
    Nov 29, 1999 at 5:14 am
  • Okay, here is my semiofficial take on the situation: * Use the psql from the 6.5.* distro to do regression tests until further notice. * Although the output format in the current psql is not under ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Nov 18, 1999 at 10:25 pm
    Nov 21, 1999 at 12:03 am
  • Hi, Is there any way to obtain an OID of record just inserted by SPI_execp? Thanks in advance, Andriy Korud, Lviv, Ukraine
    Andrij KorudAndrij Korud
    Nov 1, 1999 at 5:11 pm
    Nov 20, 1999 at 8:02 pm
  • "pgindent will format source files to match our standard format, which has four-space tabs, and an indenting format specified by flags to the your operating system's utility indent." Then why are all ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Nov 10, 1999 at 12:25 am
    Nov 11, 1999 at 11:20 pm
  • Greetings. I recently encountered a problem updating an array element on a temp table. Instead of updating just the specified array element, it copies the array values onto all the tuples. The ...
    Kristofer MunnKristofer Munn
    Nov 6, 1999 at 8:09 pm
    Nov 30, 1999 at 3:00 am
  • Hi all, Here is the first draft for the spec of postmaster starting/stopping tool. I have named it as "pg_ctl." o pg_ctl [-w] start start up postmaster. If -w is specified, it will wait for the ...
    Tatsuo IshiiTatsuo Ishii
    Nov 26, 1999 at 2:12 am
    Nov 30, 1999 at 4:04 am
  • Hi I have a single table with two views. The table effectively contains both master and detail info (legacy stuff I'm afraid). The query in question is used to see if any records exist in the detail ...
    Theo KramerTheo Kramer
    Nov 11, 1999 at 7:39 pm
    Nov 16, 1999 at 4:28 pm
  • I thought this special case is where the new xid access method would come in. It is actually a lot faster than oid access, since it marks the physical position that would otherwise need to be looked ...
    Andreas ZeugswetterAndreas Zeugswetter
    Nov 22, 1999 at 4:28 pm
    Nov 29, 1999 at 12:05 pm
  • Hi, It would be nice if postmaster has its own pid file to send signals to it. I think the pid file could be placed under $PGDATA. Opinions? -- Tatsuo Ishii
    Tatsuo IshiiTatsuo Ishii
    Nov 24, 1999 at 6:12 am
    Nov 26, 1999 at 6:43 am
  • This one was sent to webmaster for obvious reasons. Vince. -- ========================================================================== Vince Vielhaber -- KA8CSH email: vev@michvhf.com flame-mail: ...
    Vince VielhaberVince Vielhaber
    Nov 29, 1999 at 3:05 am
    Dec 8, 1999 at 4:05 am
  • Hi, I know that it's the new psql output format why all the regression tests currently fail. But I think we are in this state for a little too long now. With the latest CVS I got this near the end of ...
    Jan WieckJan Wieck
    Nov 17, 1999 at 10:15 am
    Nov 17, 1999 at 11:51 pm
  • select * from foo \p \g This was done to normalize the grammar a little bit (haha, very funny). In particular it allows this sort of stuff: = select * from foo \p \o out.txt \g \\ select * from foo 2 ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Nov 11, 1999 at 9:32 pm
    Nov 13, 1999 at 4:36 pm
  • I'm not concern very much about speed of Postgres but mostly about its connection schema. Every new connect to database postgres forks another children. It's impossible to work with different ...
    Oleg BartunovOleg Bartunov
    Nov 29, 1999 at 3:38 pm
    Dec 2, 1999 at 4:46 pm
  • Hi all! On a number of occasions over the past couple of weeks I have encountered the following error during my nightly vacuum process. It repeats infinitely until outside intervention. It seems to ...
    Kristofer MunnKristofer Munn
    Nov 5, 1999 at 3:44 am
    Nov 6, 1999 at 8:51 pm
  • On the topic of how to programatically get a just-inserted serial value, I propose the Sqlflex model for adoption into postgresql. In that model, the return protocol for INSERT is altered to return ...
    Ed LoehrEd Loehr
    Nov 3, 1999 at 6:32 pm
    Nov 4, 1999 at 8:42 pm
  • Ok. I'm going to have to do some digging -- there are a multitude of other X11-related configure shenanigans I'm going to have to take care of for building the RPMs on SuSE. I eventually hope to have ...
    Lamar OwenLamar Owen
    Nov 22, 1999 at 6:37 pm
    Nov 23, 1999 at 8:07 pm
  • We currently only allow the words PRIMARY KEY on a SERIAL column. Is there a reason we don't allow PRIMARY KEY on an integer field? Seems it should be allowed. -- Bruce Momjian | ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Nov 19, 1999 at 3:26 am
    Nov 19, 1999 at 3:33 pm
  • Hi, I just committed some changes that require an initdb. New are the discussed, simple LZ compressor, placed into /utils/adt/pg_compress.c, and a new lztext data type based on it. You'll find a ...
    Jan WieckJan Wieck
    Nov 17, 1999 at 10:46 pm
    Nov 18, 1999 at 12:22 pm
  • Hmm. I've taken this on-list, just in case someone else has a comment. But in the absence of alternate information, I'll just assume that we are not public domain software. But I sure still have the ...
    Thomas LockhartThomas Lockhart
    Nov 16, 1999 at 2:45 am
    Nov 18, 1999 at 12:52 am
  • The installed name of perl in needed in interfaces/Makefile. This seems to have been changed from perl to perl5 sometime between 6.5 and 6.5.2. I missed discussion of this, I guess. What was the ...
    Brook MilliganBrook Milligan
    Nov 1, 1999 at 8:16 pm
    Nov 2, 1999 at 4:44 pm
  • Hi, in PgAccess's the create table dialog is small bug. If I define a new table as interits of other table and I not define any column (as 'field' named this dialog) - PgAccess return ERROR message ...
    Karel ZakKarel Zak
    Nov 25, 1999 at 1:56 pm
    Jan 27, 2001 at 6:47 pm
  • I see everybody using the following PostgreSQL statements: "begin" instead of "begin work" "end" instead of "commit work" This is really bad, because it is not standard, and can easily be taken for a ...
    Andreas ZeugswetterAndreas Zeugswetter
    Nov 23, 1999 at 10:31 am
    Nov 23, 1999 at 6:04 pm
  • In writing the book, I see the serious limitation that there is no way in psql to access the most recently inserted oid. Without it, there seems to be no way to use the oid value as a foreign key in ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Nov 19, 1999 at 1:13 am
    Nov 21, 1999 at 1:04 am
  • Hi, I have a small problem compiling the new psql code. The dependency in the makefile on the sgml files seems to be failing because of the '*'. If I remove that dependancy everything is OK. Perhaps ...
    Keith ParksKeith Parks
    Nov 6, 1999 at 8:38 pm
    Nov 11, 1999 at 2:32 am
  • Hi all, I was wondering why all the regression tests failed for me so i ran one in the interactive mode. mtcc:[/usr/local/pgsql/src/test/regress](73)% /usr/local/pgsql/bin/psql regression Welcome to ...
    Keith ParksKeith Parks
    Nov 7, 1999 at 4:52 pm
    Nov 8, 1999 at 9:24 pm
  • Seems like there is (was) a leak of file descriptors somewhere. The descriptors are being used up like crazy. After a week of work on a small database (6 tables, 20 or so indexes) Postgres used up ...
    Gene SokolovGene Sokolov
    Nov 1, 1999 at 3:56 pm
    Nov 2, 1999 at 7:22 pm
  • Hello, I not sure if I have got the right person for this but if you could help me it would be extremely helpful; The problem is with the following query, select l.s # p.ss from LSEG_TBL l, LSEG_TBL1 ...
    Nov 1, 1999 at 10:20 pm
    Nov 2, 1999 at 11:24 am
  • Okay, now you're putting words into my mouth :) The fallback would be not needing "which" because initdb is called with an explicit path (which is fairly likely during installation, unless you adjust ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Nov 30, 1999 at 12:00 am
    Nov 30, 1999 at 7:36 pm
  • I't committed. There is a new shell script run_check.sh in the regression test directory. It is driven by the conficuration file ./sql/run_check.tests and runs most of our tests parallel. It is ...
    Jan WieckJan Wieck
    Nov 19, 1999 at 7:38 pm
    Nov 22, 1999 at 2:49 am
  • Hi, I think I found a bug in pg_dump: I created a table like: CREATE TABLE ut ( Azienda CHAR(16) NOT NULL, ragione_sociale VARCHAR(45) NOT NULL, indirizzo CHAR(40), inizio_attivita DATE DEFAULT ...
    José SoaresJosé Soares
    Nov 19, 1999 at 11:38 am
    Nov 20, 1999 at 9:45 pm
  • This message appeared from the backend when running vacuum analyze on our live data. I remember seeing a posting regarding this sometime back but no longer have this message. The version of postgres ...
    Theo KramerTheo Kramer
    Nov 13, 1999 at 9:14 pm
    Nov 14, 1999 at 5:26 pm
  • The sysid is essential for one of the authentication methods available in PostgreSQL (was it ident, I forgot) where the unix system password was used. Andreas
    Andreas ZeugswetterAndreas Zeugswetter
    Nov 8, 1999 at 10:00 pm
    Nov 12, 1999 at 11:16 am
  • Stuart - I'm forwarding a version of your last message to the hackers list, and to Lamar Owen, who's the keeper of the RPMs. The short verson, for those who haven't followed this thread over on ...
    Ross J. ReedstromRoss J. Reedstrom
    Nov 5, 1999 at 3:50 pm
    Nov 7, 1999 at 11:53 pm
  • Okay, I'm used to a feature that allows combining count and distinct in Sybase. I thought it was standard SQL and expected to see it in Postgres. Whatever the case might be, postgres does not seem to ...
    Brian HirtBrian Hirt
    Nov 4, 1999 at 12:14 am
    Nov 4, 1999 at 4:35 pm
  • I have devised a simple manual way of reproducing that peculiar VACUUM notice that Oleg has been complaining about, but didn't have a reliable way of triggering on-demand. It looks like it is caused ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Nov 21, 1999 at 11:01 pm
    Dec 31, 1999 at 2:05 am
  • Deprecation is not going to work in this case because those two operators interfere with their blessed SQL meaning. And now is the time to remove them. The reason I wanted them removed now is that it ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Nov 25, 1999 at 1:09 pm
    Dec 18, 1999 at 2:57 am
  • Is it possible to programmatically retrieve the OID of a just-inserted record in a PL/PGSQL function? Apparently, it is not currently possible in psql, but I'm hoping C programming is not required ...
    Ed LoehrEd Loehr
    Nov 28, 1999 at 7:43 pm
    Nov 29, 1999 at 11:59 pm
  • For some reason I can never properly install a build from the development sources. I have always avoided it, but now I must. I don't have the very latest sources, but it seems I am doing something ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Nov 24, 1999 at 5:24 pm
    Nov 29, 1999 at 3:45 pm
  • The following TODO items seem to be taken care of in current sources, but aren't marked done in TODO: PARSER * INSERT INTO ... SELECT with AS columns matching result columns problem * UNION with ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Nov 22, 1999 at 4:01 pm
    Nov 23, 1999 at 5:00 am
  • I need to create a cross-process producer/consumer data queue (e.g. singly-linked list). That is - Processes A, B, and C add nodes to a controlled list and process D removes them. Not sure if the ...
    Tim HollowayTim Holloway
    Nov 13, 1999 at 5:16 am
    Nov 14, 1999 at 3:49 am
  • ... at least on this machine. $ make -C backend make: Entering directory `/home/fenix0/eh99/e99re41/pgsql/src/backend' make -C access all make[1]: Entering directory ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Nov 8, 1999 at 2:37 pm
    Nov 13, 1999 at 4:34 pm
  • Hi I am seeing the backend crash on a table I am using for a searchengine, and I cannot find any answers with the list archives. Welcome to the POSTGRESQL interactive sql monitor: Please read the ...
    Michael SimmsMichael Simms
    Nov 1, 1999 at 3:05 am
    Nov 2, 1999 at 3:07 am
  • Hello, I was writing a query using intersect and came across a strang error. Independently, the two queries work fine but fail to compile when intersected. My first instinct was to rewrite the query ...
    Brian HirtBrian Hirt
    Nov 7, 1999 at 6:55 pm
    Nov 30, 1999 at 4:18 am
  • Whilst playing around with concurrent VACUUMs (see previous message), I looked at some other issues that were on my TODO list. I think these deserve a separate thread: 1. VACUUM does internal ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Nov 23, 1999 at 7:11 am
    Nov 29, 1999 at 8:55 pm
  • Hi all, I'm getting an error in run_check.sh on Solaris. MULTIBYTE=;export MULTIBYTE; \ /bin/sh ./run_check.sh solaris_sparc awk: syntax error near line 1 awk: illegal statement near line 1 awk: ...
    Keith ParksKeith Parks
    Nov 24, 1999 at 11:37 pm
    Nov 26, 1999 at 6:58 pm
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