PostgreSQL RPM Building Project released RPM sets for 2nd Alpha of the upcoming 8.5 release.

Please note that these packages are **not** production ready. They are for Fedora 7,8,9,11 and RHEL/CentOS 4,5.

These packages do require a dump/reload, even from the first alpha packages, because of catversion updates.

We need more people to discover any bugs and test new features in 8.5 development version.

Here is the list of the new features in 8.5 development version:


This RPM set has new experimental feature that has been requested for a long time: Multiple version installation for RPMs.

As usual, please find detailed info about RPMs from:


A mini howto about 8.5 alpha release2 + RPMs are here:


Please report any packaging related errors to me. If you find any PostgreSQL 8.5 bugs, please post them to pgsql-bugs@PostgreSQL.org or fill out this form:




  • Rob Newton  
    Regarding multiple version installs, is there some page that explains how this will work? E.g. will the most recently installed version become the "default" as referenced in /usr/lib/ and /etc/init.d/postgresql ?
    • Devrim GÜNDÜZ  
      http://svn.pgrpms.org/browser/rpm/redhat/9.0/postgresql/F-12/README.rpm-dist has a README that slightly explains things.



      has some alternatives solution.

      This is WIP...

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