postgresql-8.3 8.3.1-1 source package in Ubuntu

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postgresql-8.3 (8.3.1-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream bugfix release:
    - Repair corner-case bugs in "VACUUM FULL".
    - Fix misbehavior of foreign key checks involving character or bit
      columns.
    - Avoid needless deadlock failures in no-op foreign-key checks.
    - Fix possible core dump when re-planning a prepared query.
    - Fix possible failure when re-planning a query that calls an
      SPI-using function.
    - Fix failure in row-wise comparisons involving columns of different
      datatypes.
    - Fix longstanding "LISTEN"/"NOTIFY" race condition.
    - Disallow "LISTEN" and "UNLISTEN" within a prepared transaction
      This was formerly allowed but trying to do it had various
      unpleasant consequences, notably that the originating backend could
      not exit as long as an "UNLISTEN" remained uncommitted.
    - Disallow dropping a temporary table within a prepared transaction
      This was correctly disallowed by 8.1, but the check was
      inadvertently broken in 8.2 and 8.3.
    - Fix rare crash when an error occurs during a query using a hash
      index.
    - Fix incorrect comparison of tsquery values.
    - Fix incorrect behavior of LIKE with non-ASCII characters in
      single-byte encodings. (Closes: #469180)
    - Disable xmlvalidate. This function should have been removed before 8.3
      release, but was inadvertently left in the source code. It poses a small
      security risk since unprivileged users could use it to read the first
      few characters of any file accessible to the server.
    - Fix memory leaks in certain usages of set-returning functions.
    - Make encode(bytea, 'escape') convert all high-bit-set byte values
      into \"nnn" octal escape sequences.
      This is necessary to avoid encoding problems when the database
      encoding is multi-byte. This change could pose compatibility issues
      for applications that are expecting specific results from encode.
    - Fix input of datetime values for February 29 in years BC.
      The former coding was mistaken about which years were leap years.
    . Fix "unrecognized node type" error in some variants of "ALTER
      OWNER".
    - Avoid tablespace permissions errors in "CREATE TABLE LIKE INCLUDING
      INDEXES".
    - Ensure pg_stat_activity.waiting flag is cleared when a lock wait is
      aborted.
    - Fix ecpg problems with arrays.
    - Fix pg_ctl to correctly extract the postmaster's port number from
      command-line options. Previously, pg_ctl start -w could try to contact
      the postmaster on the wrong port, leading to bogus reports of startup
      failure. (Closes: #358546)
    - Use "-fwrapv" to defend against possible misoptimization in recent
      gcc versions (4.3 and later).
  * debian/postgresql-8.3.init:
    - Remove erroneous 'S' from Should-Stop.
    - Require $remote_fs for startup, since postgresql needs /usr.
    - Thanks to Petter Reinholdtsen!
    - (Closes: #470935)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden>   Fri,  21 Mar 2008 10:54:00 +0000

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libecpg-compat3: older version of run-time library for ECPG programs

 The libecpg_compat shared library is used by programs built with ecpg.
 (Embedded PostgreSQL for C).
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

libecpg-dev: development files for ECPG (Embedded PostgreSQL for C)

 This package contains the necessary files to build ECPG (Embedded
 PostgreSQL for C) programs. It includes the development libraries
 and the preprocessor program ecpg.
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.
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 Install this package if you want to write C programs with SQL statements
 embedded in them (rather than run by an external process).

libecpg6: run-time library for ECPG programs

 The libecpg shared library is used by programs built with ECPG
 (Embedded PostgreSQL for C).
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

libpgtypes3: shared library libpgtypes for PostgreSQL 8.3

 The libpgtypes shared library is used by programs built with ecpg.
 (Embedded PostgreSQL for C).
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

libpq-dev: header files for libpq5 (PostgreSQL library)

 Header files and static library for compiling C programs to link
 with the libpq library in order to communicate with a PostgreSQL
 database backend.
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

libpq5: PostgreSQL C client library

 libpq is a C library that enables user programs to communicate with
 the PostgreSQL database server. The server can be on another machine
 and accessed through TCP/IP. This version of libpq is compatible
 with servers from PostgreSQL 8.2 or later.
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 This package contains the run-time library, needed by packages using
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postgresql: object-relational SQL database (latest version)

 PostgreSQL is a fully featured object-relational database management
 system. It supports a large part of the SQL standard and is designed
 to be extensible by users in many aspects. Some of the features are:
 ACID transactions, foreign keys, views, sequences, subqueries,
 triggers, user-defined types and functions, outer joins, multiversion
 concurrency control. Graphical user interfaces and bindings for many
 programming languages are available as well.
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 This package always depends on the latest available database server
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postgresql-8.3: object-relational SQL database, version 8.3 server

 PostgreSQL is a fully featured object-relational database management
 system. It supports a large part of the SQL standard and is designed
 to be extensible by users in many aspects. Some of the features are:
 ACID transactions, foreign keys, views, sequences, subqueries,
 triggers, user-defined types and functions, outer joins, multiversion
 concurrency control. Graphical user interfaces and bindings for many
 programming languages are available as well.
 .
 This package provides the database server for PostgreSQL 8.3. Servers
 for other major release versions can be installed simultaneously and
 are coordinated by the postgresql-common package. A package providing
 ident-server is needed if you want to authenticate remote connections
 with identd.

postgresql-client: front-end programs for PostgreSQL (latest version)

 This package contains client and administrative programs for
 PostgreSQL: these are the interactive terminal client psql and
 programs for creating and removing users and databases.
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 This package always depends on the latest available database client
 package for PostgreSQL. If you install PostgreSQL on a standalone
 machine, you need the server package postgresql, too. On a network,
 you can install this package on many client machines, while the
 server package may be installed on only one machine.
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-client-8.3: front-end programs for PostgreSQL 8.3

 This package contains client and administrative programs for
 PostgreSQL: these are the interactive terminal client psql and
 programs for creating and removing users and databases.
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 This is the client package for PostgreSQL 8.3. If you install
 PostgreSQL 8.3 on a standalone machine, you need the server package
 postgresql-8.3, too. On a network, you can install this package on
 many client machines, while the server package may be installed on
 only one machine.
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-contrib: additional facilities for PostgreSQL (latest version)

 The PostgreSQL contrib package provides several additional features
 for the PostgreSQL database. contrib often serves as a testbed for
 features before they are adopted into PostgreSQL proper.
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 This package always depends on the latest available contrib package
 for PostgreSQL.
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-contrib-8.3: additional facilities for PostgreSQL

 The PostgreSQL contrib package provides several additional features
 for the PostgreSQL database. This version is built to work with the
 server package postgresql-8.3. contrib often serves as a testbed for
 features before they are adopted into PostgreSQL proper:
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  adminpack - File and log manipulation routines, used by pgAdmin
  btree_gist - B-Tree indexing using GiST (Generalised Search Tree)
  chkpass - An auto-encrypted password datatype
  cube - Multidimensional-cube datatype (GiST indexing example)
  dblink - Functions to return results from a remote database
  earthdistance - Operator for computing the distance (in miles) between
                   two points on the earth's surface
  fuzzystrmatch - Levenshtein, metaphone, and soundex fuzzy string matching
  intagg - Integer aggregator/enumerator
  intarray - Index support for arrays of int4, using GiST
  isn - type extensions for ISBN, ISSN, ISMN, EAN13 product numbers
  lo - Large Object maintenance
  ltree - Tree-like data structures
  oid2name - Maps OIDs to table names
  pageinspect - Inspection of database pages
  pg_buffercache - Real time queries on the shared buffer cache
  pg_freespacemap- Displays the contents of the free space map (FSM)
  pg_trgm - Determine the similarity of text based on trigram matching
  pg_standby - Create a warm stand-by server
  pgbench - TPC-B like benchmark
  pgcrypto - Cryptographic functions
  pgrowlocks - A function to return row locking information
  pgstattuple - Returns the percentage of dead tuples in a table; this
                   indicates whether a vacuum is required.
  seg - Confidence-interval datatype (GiST indexing example)
  spi - PostgreSQL Server Programming Interface; 4 examples of
                   its use:
                   autoinc - A function for implementing AUTOINCREMENT/
                                IDENTITY
                   insert_username - function for inserting user names
                   moddatetime - Update modification timestamps
                   refint - Functions for implementing referential
                                integrity (foreign keys). Note that this is
                                now superseded by built-in referential
                                integrity.
                   timetravel - Re-implements in user code the time travel
                                feature that was removed in 6.3.
  tablefunc - examples of functions returning tables
  uuid-ossp - UUID generation functions
  vacuumlo - Remove orphaned large objects
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-doc: documentation for the PostgreSQL database management system

 This package contains all README files, user manual, and examples for
 the latest available PostgreSQL version. The manual is in HTML format.
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-doc-8.3: documentation for the PostgreSQL database management system

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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-plperl-8.3: PL/Perl procedural language for PostgreSQL 8.3

 PL/Perl enables an SQL developer to write procedural language functions
 for PostgreSQL 8.3 in Perl. You need this package if you have any
 PostgreSQL 8.3 functions that use the languages plperl or plperlu.
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-plpython-8.3: PL/Python procedural language for PostgreSQL 8.3

 PL/Python enables an SQL developer to write procedural language functions
 for PostgreSQL 8.3 in Python. You need this package if you have any
 PostgreSQL 8.3 functions that use the languages plpython or plpythonu.
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-pltcl-8.3: PL/Tcl procedural language for PostgreSQL 8.3

 PL/Tcl enables an SQL developer to write procedural language functions
 for PostgreSQL 8.3 in Tcl. You need this package if you have any
 PostgreSQL 8.3 functions that use the languages pltcl or pltclu.
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.

postgresql-server-dev-8.3: development files for PostgreSQL 8.3 server-side programming

 Header files for compiling SSI code to link into PostgreSQL's backend; for
 example, for C functions to be called from SQL.
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 This package also contains the Makefiles necessary for building add-on
 modules of PostgreSQL, which would otherwise have to be built in the
 PostgreSQL source-code tree.
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 PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database management system.