While I realize 6.5.2 is now an Official Release (TM), per RedHat's wishes I
have limited myself to 6.5.1 for my RPM series until a working upgradeable
release. Hopefully, this is it.

Announcing beta-quality, Version 6.5.1, release 0.7lo rpms with UPGRADING!!!
also featuring automatic database initialization after installation (if there's
no database there already, that is). No more wishing for the days of the
postgresql-data package.

Get the scoop at http://www.ramifordistat.net/postgres. PLEASE PLEASE pound on
this release. I have successfully upgraded a virgin RedHat 6.0 machine (NOT
the one on which the RPM's were built) from the version 6.4.2 rpms that shipped
with RedHat 6.0. The sequence to complete an upgrade is found in
/usr/doc/postgresql-6.5.1/README.rpm after installation/upgrade.

Binary rpms are available built for RedHat 6.0/Intel. A SRPM is also available,
as will be RedHat 5.2 RPM's for Intel after Monday or Tuesday. A tested build
on Alpha and Sparc would be most appreciated. Bang on it!

Many many thanks to Oliver Elphick, who had already been down a similar (but
not identical) road with Debian, and had already conquered some of the issues --
and a ready-built script that needed moderate modification for the RedHat
context. Oliver, it is scary how much alike we think -- although I envy you:
Debian has far fewer restrictions in package scripts than RedHat.

Send bug reports to me, with a CC: to Thomas Lockhart and Jeff Johnson.

Lamar Owen
WGCR Internet Radio

* Sat Sep 18 1999 Lamar Owen <lamar.owen@wgcr.org>
- 0.7lo
- First stab at integrating modified versions of the Debian migration scripts.
-- Courtesy Oliver Elphick, Debian package maintainer, PostgreSQL Global
-- Development Group.
- /usr/lib/pgsql/backup/pg_dumpall_new -- a modifed pg_dumpall used in the
-- migration -- modified to work with the older executables.
- /usr/bin/postgresql-dump -- the migration script.
- Upgrade strategy:
-- 1.) %pre for main package saves old package's executables
-- 2.) the postgresql init script in -server detects PGDATA existence
-- and version, notifies user if upgrade is necessary
-- 3.) Rather than fully automating upgrade, the tools are provided:
-- a.) /usr/bin/postgresql_dump
-- b.) /usr/lib/pgsql/backup/pg_dumpall_new
-- c.) The executables backed up by %pre in /usr/lib/pgsql/backup
-- 4.) Documentation on RPM differences and upgrades in README.rpm
-- 5.) A fully automatic upgrade can be facilitated by some more code
-- in /etc/rc.d/init.d/postgresql, if desired.
- added documentation for rpm setup, and upgrade (README.rpm)
- added newer man pages from Thomas Lockhart
- Put the PL's in the right place -- /usr/lib/pgsql, not /usr/lib. My error.
- Added Requires: postgresql = %{version} for all sub packages.
- Need to reorganize sources in next release, as the current number of source
-- files is a little large.

* Tue Sep 07 1999 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- upgraded pgaccess to the latest 0.98 stable version
- fix braindead pgaccess installation and add pgaccess dosucmenattaion to
the package containing pgaccess rather than main package
- add missing templates tp the /usr/lib/pgsql directory
- added back the PostgreSQL howto (I wish people will STOP removing
documentation from this package!)
- get rid of the perl handling overkill (what the hell was that needed for?)
- "chkconfig --del" should be done in the server package, not the main
- make server packeg own only /etc/rc.d/init.d/postgresql, not the whole
/etc/rc.d (doh!)
- don't ship OS2 executable client as documenatation...
- if we have a -tcl subpackage, make sure that other packages don't need tcl
anymore by moving tcl-dependent binaries in the -tcl package... [pltcl.so]
- if we are using /sbin/chkconfig we don't need the /etc/rc.d/rc?.d symlinks

* Sat Sep 4 1999 Jeff Johnson <jbj@redhat.com>
- use _arch not (unknown!) buildarch macro (#4913).

* Fri Aug 20 1999 Jeff Johnson <jbj@redhat.com>
- obsolete postgres-clients (not conflicts).

* Thu Aug 19 1999 Jeff Johnson <jbj@redhat.com>
- add to Red Hat 6.1.

* Wed Aug 11 1999 Lamar Owen <lamar.owen@wgcr.org>
- Release 3lo
- Picked up pgaccess README.
- Built patch set for rpm versus tarball idiosyncrasies:
-- munged some paths in the regression tests (_OBJWD_), trigger functions
-- munged USER for regression tests.
-- Added perl and python examples -- required patching the shebang to drop
-- local in /usr/local/bin
- Changed rc.d level from S99 to S75, as there are a few server daemons that
-- might actually need to load AFTER pgsql -- AOLserver is an example.
- config.guess included in server package by default -- used by regress tests.
- Preliminary test subpackage, containing entire src/test tree.
- Prebuild of binaries in the test subpackage.
- Added pgaccess-0.97 beta as /usr/bin/pgaccess97 for testing
- Removed the DATABASE-HOWTO; it was SO old, and the newer release of it
-- is a stock part of the RedHat HOWTOS package.
- Put in the RIGHT postgresql.init ('/etc/rc.d/init.d/postgresql')
- Noted that the perl client is operational.

* Fri Aug 6 1999 Lamar Owen <lamar.owen@wgcr.org>
- Release 2lo
- Added alpha patches courtesy Ryan Kirkpatrick and Uncle George
- Renamed lamar owen series of RPMS with release of #lo
- Put Ramifordistat as vendor and URL for lamar owen RPM series, until non-beta
-- release coordinated with PGDG.

* Mon Jul 19 1999 Lamar Owen <lamar.owen@wgcr.org>
- Correct some file misappropriations:
-- /usr/lib/pgsql was in wrong package
-- createlang, destroylang, and vacuumdb now in main package
-- ipcclean now in server subpackage
-- The static libraries are now in the devel subpackage
-- /usr/lib/plpgsql.so and /usr/lib/pltcl.so now in server
- Cleaned up some historical artifacts for readability -- left references
- to these artifacts in the changelog

* Sat Jun 19 1999 Thomas Lockhart <lockhart@alumni.caltech.edu>
- deprecate clients rpm, and define a server rpm for the backend
- version 6.5
- updated pgaccess to version 0.96
- build ODBC interface library
- split tcl and ODBC packages into separate binary rpms

* Sat Apr 17 1999 Jeff Johnson <jbj@redhat.com>
- exclude alpha for Red Hat 6.0.

* Sun Mar 21 1999 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- auto rebuild in the new build environment (release 2)

* Wed Feb 03 1999 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- version 6.4.2
- get rid of the -data package (shipping it was a BAD idea)

* Sat Oct 10 1998 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- strip all binaries
- use defattr in all packages
- updated pgaccess to version 0.90
- /var/lib/pgsql/pg_pwd should not be 666

* Sun Jun 21 1998 Jeff Johnson <jbj@redhat.com>
- create /usr/lib/pgsql (like /usr/include/pgsql)
- resurrect libpq++.so*
- fix name problem in startup-script (problem #533)

* Fri Jun 19 1998 Jeff Johnson <jbj@redhat.com>
- configure had "--prefix=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT/usr"
- move all include files below /usr/include/pgsql.
- resurrect perl client file lists.

* Tue May 05 1998 Prospector System <bugs@redhat.com>
- translations modified for de, fr, tr

* Tue May 05 1998 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- build on alpha

* Sat May 02 1998 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- enhanced initscript

* Tue Apr 21 1998 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- finally v6.3.2 is here !

* Wed Apr 15 1998 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- added the include files in the devel package

* Wed Apr 01 1998 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- finally managed to get a patch for 6.3.1 to make it install corectly. Boy,
what a mess ! ;-(

* Tue Mar 03 1998 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- upgraded tp 6.3 release

* Sat Feb 28 1998 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- upgraded to the latest snapshot
- splitted yet one more subpackage: clients

* Tue Jan 20 1998 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- the installed devel-library is no longer stripped (duh!)
- added the 7 patches found on the ftp.postgresql.org site
- corrected the -rh patch to patch configure.in rather than configure; we
now use autoconf
- added a patch to fix the broken psort function
- build TCL and C++ libraries as well
- updated pgaccess to version 0.76

* Thu Oct 23 1997 Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>
- cleaned up the spec file for version 6.2.1
- splited devel subpackage
- added chkconfig support in %preun and %post
- added optional data package

* Mon Oct 13 1997 Elliot Lee <sopwith@cuc.edu> 6.2-3
- Fixed lots of bung-ups in the spec file, made it FSSTND compliant, etc.
- Removed jdbc package, jdk isn't stable yet as far as what goes where.
- Updated to v 6.2.1

* Thu Oct 9 1997 10:58:14 dan
- on pre-installation script now the `data' dir is renamed to
`data.rpmorig' (no more wild deletions!).
- added `postgresql-jdbc' sub-package.
- postgresql.sh script: defined function `add_to_path()' and
changed the location of postgresql.jar in the CLASSPATH.

* Sat Oct 4 1997 10:27:43 dan
- updated to version 6.2.
- added auto installation's scripts (pre, post, preun, postun)

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