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  • For those that want to get in before the rush, I'm going to do an announce this evenin to -general and -announce ... Vince, can you make appropriate changes to the WebSite as far as linking to it is ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Apr 6, 2001 at 2:55 pm
    Apr 8, 2001 at 4:48 pm
  • And 8.12.x will have some other options as well.... Like the SUBMISSION prog only needs to be SGID, not SUID.... LER -- Larry Rosenman http://www.lerctr.org/~ler Phone: +1 972-414-9812 E-Mail: ...
    Larry RosenmanLarry Rosenman
    Apr 24, 2001 at 2:42 am
    Apr 26, 2001 at 2:26 pm
  • Optimal would imho be a SET that gives a maximum amount of time in seconds the client is willing to wait for any lock. But I liked the efficiency of Henryk's code. Yes, if a non batch client already ...
    Andreas ZeugswetterAndreas Zeugswetter
    Apr 17, 2001 at 8:26 am
    Apr 19, 2001 at 5:06 pm
  • This patch adds support for %TYPE in CREATE FUNCTION argument and return types. %TYPE is already supported by PL/pgSQL when declaring variables. However, that does not help with the argument and ...
    Ian Lance TaylorIan Lance Taylor
    Apr 28, 2001 at 3:45 am
    Jun 1, 2001 at 5:15 pm
  • First off I just wanted to give a big 'thank you' to all the developers and contributors who have made PostgreSQL what it is today. I haven't come across a single thing since my first experience with ...
    Casey LyonCasey Lyon
    Apr 30, 2001 at 1:59 am
    May 2, 2001 at 9:06 pm
  • Hi Lamar. What are the plans for RPMs? Do we have an "integrated RPM" which will work with Mandrake, or should I keep carrying along my patches to make the spec file work for now? How are you ...
    Thomas LockhartThomas Lockhart
    Apr 13, 2001 at 11:42 pm
    Apr 15, 2001 at 3:08 pm
  • The "Current Release Docs" on the PostgreSQL website still look 7.0.Xish.. Just an FYI... -Mitch
    Mitch VincentMitch Vincent
    Apr 15, 2001 at 5:13 pm
    Apr 20, 2001 at 1:36 am
  • As Tom's mentioned the other day, we're looking at doing up v7.1.1 on Tuesday, and starting in on v7.2 ... Does anyone have any outstanding fixes for v7.1.x that they want to see in *before* we do ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Apr 27, 2001 at 6:22 pm
    May 10, 2001 at 1:55 pm
  • Here's my response to the inaccurate article cmp produced. After chatting with Marc I decided to post it myself. Since I know Ned reads this list, I formally request that he also insists PUBLICALLY ...
    Vince VielhaberVince Vielhaber
    Apr 15, 2001 at 5:17 am
    Apr 17, 2001 at 7:56 pm
  • TODO updated. I know we did number 2, but did we agree on #1 and is it done? -- Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us pgman@candle.pha.pa.us | (610) 853-3000 + If your life is a hard drive, | 830 ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Apr 4, 2001 at 8:59 pm
    Apr 6, 2001 at 6:48 pm
  • This call setuid(geteuid()); is found in backend/utils/init/postinit.c. AFAICT, this does nothing. Anyone got an idea? -- Peter Eisentraut peter_e@gmx.net http://funkturm.homeip.net/~peter
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Apr 21, 2001 at 2:53 pm
    Apr 21, 2001 at 9:53 pm
  • Excessively long values are currently silently truncated when they are inserted into char or varchar fields. This makes the entire notion of specifying a length limit for these types kind of useless, ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Apr 9, 2001 at 7:10 pm
    Apr 17, 2001 at 2:53 am
  • One quick note -- since 'R' < 'b', the RC RPM's must be forced to install with --oldpackage, as RPM does a simple strcmp of version numbers -- 7.1RC3 < 7.1beta1, for instance. Just force it with ...
    Lamar OwenLamar Owen
    Apr 8, 2001 at 3:30 am
    Apr 14, 2001 at 8:57 am
  • Roberto Mello suggested I post my problem here. He suggested Tom Lane might take a look... I dumped an 7.0.3 database and restored that to rc2, which went fine after a bit of reordering help (It was ...
    Pascal ScheffersPascal Scheffers
    Apr 11, 2001 at 4:56 pm
    Apr 14, 2001 at 4:50 pm
  • Hi, I have the following table, containing about 570000 Rows, but some indexes are not used, on 7.1RC4, freshly vacuumed (analyse). It was the same at least in 7.1RC1 --- SNIP --- CREATE TABLE ...
    Alvar FreudeAlvar Freude
    Apr 10, 2001 at 10:37 am
    Apr 11, 2001 at 4:55 pm
  • Hi, we had a problem on Alpha that in interfaces/ecpg/lib/typename.c we have HAVE_LONG_INT_64 defined, but not HAVE_LONG_LONG_INT_64. Consequently no code is included for long ints and typename calls ...
    Adriaan JoubertAdriaan Joubert
    Apr 3, 2001 at 3:33 pm
    Apr 8, 2001 at 2:56 am
  • Morning all ... I'm going to do a broader announcement in a couple of days, but Oleg and his gang have just finished setting up their Mailing List Searching software ... If you go to ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Apr 27, 2001 at 4:44 pm
    May 3, 2001 at 3:02 pm
  • I've posted the 7.1 hardcopy (postscript) docs at ftp://ftp.postgresql.org/pub/doc/7.1/*.ps.gz and http://www.postgresql.org/users-lounge/docs I've also generated standalone html versions of the docs ...
    Thomas LockhartThomas Lockhart
    Apr 20, 2001 at 4:45 pm
    Apr 26, 2001 at 3:16 pm
  • (cc'd the -hackers mailing list) Thanks for the reports Matthew. There is a single failure in the NetBSD/sparc64 test due to a problem in the reltime test (or in starting the reltime test). There is ...
    Thomas LockhartThomas Lockhart
    Apr 4, 2001 at 4:59 pm
    Apr 17, 2001 at 5:14 am
  • v7.0.3 database: trends_acctng=# \d List of relations Name | Type | Owner -------------+-------+------- accounts | table | pgsql admin | table | pgsql calls | table | pgsql comments | table | pgsql ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Apr 10, 2001 at 6:22 pm
    Apr 13, 2001 at 5:25 pm
  • I packaged up an RC2 over the weekend, and pretty much as soon as I had it packaged and in place, before I could announce it, there were several patches thrown in ... so, I left it there, let anyone ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Apr 4, 2001 at 12:06 pm
    Apr 4, 2001 at 11:21 pm
  • Slashdot just announced that SAP has released the souce for SAP DB under GPL. Not sure what this mean, or what people think, but I thought the hackers list might want to know. ...
    Apr 28, 2001 at 5:24 pm
    May 4, 2001 at 5:20 pm
  • WAL was a difficult feature to add to 7.1. Currently, it is only used as a performance benefit, but I expect it will be used in the future to add new features like: Advanced Replication Point-in-time ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Apr 27, 2001 at 9:04 pm
    Apr 28, 2001 at 7:28 pm
  • My intention was to use the same tuples sampled for the data histograms to estimate how well sorted the data is. However it's not immediately clear that that'll give a trustworthy estimate; I'm still ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Apr 20, 2001 at 12:49 am
    Apr 23, 2001 at 6:04 pm
  • Hi guys, Just thinking about the future directions PostgreSQL is taking, and it seems (just a feeling) like most people prefer it to be as self tuning as possible. In trying to think about how it ...
    Justin CliftJustin Clift
    Apr 9, 2001 at 3:35 am
    Apr 11, 2001 at 3:03 am
  • Since people suddenly seem to be suffering from bandwidth concerns I have devised a new distribution split to address this issue. I propose the following four sub-tarballs: * ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Apr 7, 2001 at 11:14 pm
    Apr 9, 2001 at 6:27 am
  • Hello. I have a particular query which performs a 15-way join; I believe in normalization ;-). Under 7.0.3, using the defaults where GEQO is enabled after 11, the query (which returns 1 row) takes 10 ...
    Mike MascariMike Mascari
    Apr 25, 2001 at 10:35 am
    Apr 30, 2001 at 3:22 pm
  • Here is what we've always sent to to date ... anyone have any good ones to add? Addresses : freebsd-announce@freebsd.org, freebsd-database@freebsd.org, lweditors@linuxworld.com, lwn@lwn.net, ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Apr 13, 2001 at 10:24 pm
    Apr 13, 2001 at 11:37 pm
  • I notice that the docs have commented-out all mention of the age() functions, with the note that "These two functions don't seem to do what it says here, or anything reasonable at all for that ...
    Thomas LockhartThomas Lockhart
    Apr 11, 2001 at 3:15 pm
    Apr 12, 2001 at 5:22 pm
  • It would be very helpful if the COPY command could be expanded in order to provide positional parameters. I noticed that it didn't a while back and it can really hurt someone when they happen to try ...
    Alfred PerlsteinAlfred Perlstein
    Apr 30, 2001 at 9:35 am
    May 1, 2001 at 2:06 am
  • IMHO there's nothing fundamentally wrong with having pg_dump dumping the constraints as special triggers, because they are implemented in PostgreSQL as triggers. And the required feature to correctly ...
    Jan WieckJan Wieck
    Apr 19, 2001 at 1:31 pm
    Apr 25, 2001 at 12:29 pm
  • Yes they are. INT8 is not a feature/type yet supported by the driver, hence it's "new". Infact the jdbc driver supports no array's at this time (as PostgreSQL & SQL3 arrays are different beasts). If ...
    Peter MountPeter Mount
    Apr 10, 2001 at 1:26 pm
    Apr 18, 2001 at 12:05 am
  • http://www.crn.com/Sections/Fast_Forward/fast_forward.asp?ArticleID=25670 Marc will be pleased to note that the PostgreSQL project came out of the FreeBSD project, and is Great Bridge's database. ...
    Lamar OwenLamar Owen
    Apr 15, 2001 at 2:59 am
    Apr 16, 2001 at 7:21 am
  • Oldtimers might recall the last thread about enhancements of the access privilege system. See http://www.postgresql.org/mhonarc/pgsql-hackers/2000-05/msg01220.html to catch up. It was more or less ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Apr 19, 2001 at 6:39 pm
    May 8, 2001 at 12:19 am
  • In latest 7.1 (checked out 2 days ago from CVS), I see following behaviour: create table foo(x int4); create function xx(foo) returns int4 as ' return 0;' language 'plpgsql'; create view tv2 as ...
    Alex PilosovAlex Pilosov
    Apr 18, 2001 at 3:29 am
    Apr 19, 2001 at 2:47 am
  • OK, looks like we have a Tru64 problem with 7.1 too. Can you tell us how to get a NAN value. Zero is not it. I see the following mentions of NAN in the code. Does NAN exist in one of your ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Apr 16, 2001 at 4:32 am
    Apr 17, 2001 at 5:51 pm
  • I noticed the storage format for the numeric type is rather inefficient: typedef struct NumericData { int32 varlen; /* Variable size */ int16 n_weight; /* Weight of 1st digit */ uint16 n_rscale; /* ...
    Mark ButlerMark Butler
    Apr 13, 2001 at 5:25 am
    Apr 16, 2001 at 1:28 am
  • Hi, There's a report of startup recovery failure in Japan. Redo done but ... Unfortunately I have no time today. regards, Hiroshi Inoue KAMI wrote:
    Hiroshi InoueHiroshi Inoue
    Apr 27, 2001 at 4:08 am
    May 1, 2001 at 2:09 pm
  • I did what you suggested and nothing changed. Actually, JDBC problem seems to be ant related as it did not exist w/ version 7.0.3. The perl problem is definitely coming from libperl.a file as ...
    Homayoun Yousefi'zadehHomayoun Yousefi'zadeh
    Apr 10, 2001 at 12:15 am
    Apr 10, 2001 at 5:38 pm
  • Some more input from Konstantin (his answer to my message bounced from bug-list -:)): Vadim
    Mikheev, VadimMikheev, Vadim
    Apr 3, 2001 at 4:20 pm
    Apr 8, 2001 at 2:57 am
  • Now that 7.1 is safely in the can, is it time to consider this patch? It provides cursor support in PL. http://www.airs.com/ian/postgresql-cursor.patch Nathan Myers ncm@zembu.com
    Nathan MyersNathan Myers
    Apr 25, 2001 at 8:36 pm
    Apr 26, 2001 at 6:40 pm
  • Request for comments: Overview -------- The planner is currently badly handicapped by inadequate statistical information. The stats that VACUUM ANALYZE currently computes are: per-table: number of ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Apr 19, 2001 at 10:53 pm
    Apr 20, 2001 at 6:40 pm
  • Ladies and Gentlemen ... Its been a long, arduous, up hill battle to get to this point, with all of the changes since v7.0 was released, but we're finally there ... The PostgreSQL Global Development ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Apr 8, 2001 at 8:08 pm
    Apr 13, 2001 at 4:37 pm
  • I was trying to make a minor change today to the gram.y file to make PostgreSQL recognize "DOUBLE" as a data type the way DB2 does. I ran into reduce / reduce conflicts using both of the methods I ...
    Mark ButlerMark Butler
    Apr 12, 2001 at 1:55 am
    Apr 13, 2001 at 6:35 am
  • Don BaccusDon Baccus
    Apr 29, 2001 at 4:29 am
    Apr 29, 2001 at 7:49 pm
  • Hi, I just got trapped by one of my own features in the referential integrity area. The problem is, that the trigger run on the FK row at UPDATE allways checks and locks the referenced PK, even if ...
    Jan WieckJan Wieck
    Apr 23, 2001 at 7:43 pm
    Apr 26, 2001 at 6:28 pm
  • I noticed in the documentation that row length is unlimited. I think I took that to mean row name length is now unlimited. But, row name length still appears to be set to a static width. Do I still ...
    Adam RoseAdam Rose
    Apr 23, 2001 at 2:46 pm
    Apr 26, 2001 at 2:28 pm
  • I am trying to add another authentication mechanism to PostgreSQL... And, in doing that, I need to verify the existance of an user within PG. Short of hacking together code from verify_password(), is ...
    Dominic J. EidsonDominic J. Eidson
    Apr 23, 2001 at 6:14 am
    Apr 23, 2001 at 3:24 pm
  • tgconstrrelid (in pg_trigger) holds table references in a RI trigger. The value in this field is not successfully recreated after a dump/restore. --- If I create a simple relationship: create table p ...
    Joel BurtonJoel Burton
    Apr 18, 2001 at 5:08 pm
    Apr 19, 2001 at 2:31 am
  • As any one who has ever attempted to build a C++ parser using Yacc or Bison can attest, it is very difficult to get an LALR based parser to correctly parse a sophisticated grammar. The advantages of ...
    Mark ButlerMark Butler
    Apr 12, 2001 at 4:55 am
    Apr 15, 2001 at 1:35 pm
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