> I'm running several productive servers on Debian etch (stable) with
> Postgres 8.2 which has been in lenny (testing) and made available for
> etch through the backports project . Unfortunately, they
> discontinued maintaining 8.2 and switched to 8.3 in testing and thus
> also for the backports.
> As I don't currently want to switch to 8.3 due to the involved
> downtime and upgrading troubles involved. So I've compiled up to date
> Debian packages for Postgres 8.2.10. You can get them (maybe just
> temporarily) from here: http://www.bluegap.ch/debian, I'm providing
> packages as etch-backports for amd64 and i386. Upgrading from earlier
> 8.2 backports should work just fine.
> I'm trying to convince the backports people to re-add Postgres 8.2. As
> soon as that happens my own repository will probably disappear again.
> Please drop me a note if you are interested in 8.2 for etch. (Postgres
> 8.3 should become available via the backports within a few days, I
I still have interest and I'm actually actively using it. Its a shame,
as the postgresql community still support 8.2 and probably more rely on it.
Besides this, Debian's tools are well polished and support many versions
The good question would be for what reason they have removed the
backports package? Maybe shortage on maintainers?