[CentOS] Who maintains php-pgsql package? I want to ask about using PostgreSQL 8.4 library instead of PostgreSQL 8.1.

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Mon Oct 18 16:21:58 EDT 2010


  On 10/18/10 1:08 PM, Aleksey Tsalolikhin wrote:
> How do I find out who is the maintainer of the php-pgsql package, please?

that would be redhat.

> I want to request upgrade from underlying postgresql-libs-8.1.21
> (/usr/lib64/libpq.so.4) to postgresql84-libs-8.4.4 (/usr/lib64/libpq.so.5.2).

not unless redhat upgrades, something they aren't likely to do, although 
they might backport the fix for this leak.


> Background on this request:  Apache httpd's php's php-pgsql uses
> PostgreSQL 8.1 library (/usr/lib64/libpq.so.4), which leaks memory.
> PostgreSQL 8.4 library does not leak.
>
>      Apache HTTP Server: httpd-2.2.3-43.el5.centos.3
>
>      mod_php: php-5.1.6-27.el5
>
>      PHP PostgreSQL interface is provided by: php-pgsql-5.1.6-27.el5,
> which uses postgresql-libs-8.1.21-1.el5_5.1 which provides
> /usr/lib64/libpq.so.4 which we've observed has a memory leak
> (and this memory leak is NOT present in libpq.so.5.2)
>
>    I am trying to figure out how to get our httpd/mod_php/php-pgsql
> to use libpq.so.5.2 instead of libpq.so.4, and I thought I'd start by
> asking the php-pgsql maintainer, so this problem is fixed for everybody,
> not just for me.

use the Postgres 8.4 RPMs from http://yum.pgrpms.org/  along with the 
compat-postgresql-libs package (from the same repository), which hooks 
the libpq.so.4 stuff that the stock EL5 clients like php-pgsql use.




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