[CentOS-devel] Postgresql RPMS in testing

Peter Hopfgartner peter.hopfgartner at r3-gis.com
Mon Mar 16 10:00:22 UTC 2009

Michael Hall wrote:
> I know everyone is probably flat out with 5.3 at the moment, but this is some feedback on the Postgresql 8.2.9 RPMS in testing.
> I've been struggling to install the httpd 2.2.8, php 5.2.6 and postgresql 8.2.9 RPMS in testing on a minimal CentOS 5.2 due to issues with libpq and apr-utils. I put these packages into a custom repo, assigned then to a custom group in comps.xml, and am working with kickstart.
> Anyway, it appears apr-util is a dependency of httpd. apr-util in turn depends on libpq.so.4, provided by postgresql-libs.
libpq.so.4 should be provided by 
postgresqlclient81-8.1.11-1.el5s2.x86_64.rpm in the same repository.
> The postgresql-libs 8.2.9 package installs libpq.so.5, so things go belly up and won't install (no apr-utils, therefore no httpd, therefore no php).
> If however I install the compat-postgresql-libs package from http://yum.pgsqlrpms.org/8.3/redhat/rhel-5-x86_64/repoview/applications.databases.group.html,
> installation of all packages proceeds. This package obviously reconciles the lippq.so.4/libpq.so.5 conflict.
> So maybe something like this package is needed in testing?
> Thanks, hope the feedback proves useful,
> Mick

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