[CentOS] Postgresql 8.1.x on CentOS 3.6

Thu Feb 16 14:35:51 UTC 2006
Leonel Nunez <leonel at enelserver.com>

Matt Arnilo S. Baluyos (Mailing Lists) wrote:
> On 2/16/06, Leonel Nunez <leonel at enelserver.com> wrote:
>> Jim Perrin wrote:
>>> This is a BAD IDEA. The rhel4 rpms are built for RHEL4, so if they
>>> work, they won't be stable. They're expecting the 2.6 kernel, the libs
>>> associated with rhel4 etc. These aren't there in 3.6. If you NEED php5
>>> and postgresql 8, you should consider using centos4 and the
>>> postgresql8/php5 rpms for centos4. Keep in mind that they're not
>>> stock. If you're trying to force them onto your system because you
>>> want them, you might give gentoo a try.
>> Or  build   from the  source  tar.gz  Postgresql 8.1.3  and PHP 5  and
>> all other programs that depend on these 2  and  keep them updated  every
>> time  an update is  issued  on  ANY of the packages build from source
>> .tar.gz files ..
> Thanks for the replies.
> Ideally, I'd like to have CentOS 4 running on the system.
> Unfortunately, the hosting company that we have our VPS only offers
> Centos 3.6.
> If I can already find RPMs already for Postgres 8.1.x, it's gonna make
> my job a lot easier.
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One safer way is to   rebuild the  PostgreSQL  SRPMS  on CentOS 3  and  
see if there's no problem  but again  you need to rebuild all the other 
SRPMS  that depend on PostgreSQL ..
and make this every time an  update is issued.