[Slackbuilds-users] PostgreSQL versioning scheme

Andreas Vögele andreas at andreasvoegele.com
Sun Nov 17 06:24:20 UTC 2019

PostgreSQL changed its versioning scheme with version 10. See 
https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1786/ and 

Shouldn't PG_VERSION in system/postgresql.SlackBuild be just "10" in 
order to simplify updates?

According to https://www.postgresql.org/docs/10/upgrading.html cluster 
upgrades are not required for minor releases.

"Minor releases never change the internal storage format and are always 
compatible with earlier and later minor releases of the same major 
version number. For example, version 10.1 is compatible with version 
10.0 and version 10.6. [...] To update between compatible versions, you 
simply replace the executables while the server is down and restart the 
server. The data directory remains unchanged — minor upgrades are that 

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