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

Ray Van Dolson rayvd at bludgeon.org
Mon Oct 18 16:25:09 EDT 2010


On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 01:21:58PM -0700, John R Pierce wrote:
>   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.

If there's a legitimate leak, this would certainly be appropriate to
file a bug for on bugzilla.redhat.com.  This is exactly the sort of
thing RH would likely fix too.

> 
> > 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.

Ray


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