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PostgreSQL is a robust, next-generation, Object-Relational DBMS (ORDBMS),
derived from the Berkeley Postgres database management system. While
PostgreSQL retains the powerful object-relational data model, rich data types
and easy extensibility of Postgres, it replaces the PostQuel query language
with an extended subset of SQL.

PostgreSQL is free and the complete source is available.

This package contains the database documentation.


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   2018-11-09 19:12:28 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (63) | Package updated
Log message:
postgresNN: updated to the latest

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported \ 
versions of our database system, including 11.1, 10.6, 9.6.11, 9.5.15, 9.4.20, \ 
and 9.3.25. This release fixes one security issue as well as bugs reported over \ 
the last three months.

All users using the affected versions of PostgreSQL should update as soon as \ 
possible. Please see the notes on "Updating" below for any post-update \ 
steps that may be required if you are using pg_stat_statements in your \ 
installation.

This update is also the final release for PostgreSQL 9.3, which is now \ 
end-of-life and will no longer receive any bug or security fixes. If your \ 
environment still uses PostgreSQL 9.3, please make plans to update to a \ 
community supported version as soon as possible. Please see our versioning \ 
policy for more information.

Security Issues

One security vulnerability has been closed by this release:

CVE-2018-16850: SQL injection in pg_upgrade and pg_dump, via CREATE TRIGGER ... \ 
REFERENCING.
Versions Affected: 10, 11

Using a purpose-crafted trigger definition, an attacker can run arbitrary SQL \ 
statements with superuser privileges when a superuser runs pg_upgrade on the \ 
database or during a pg_dump dump/restore cycle. This attack requires a CREATE \ 
privilege on some non-temporary schema or a TRIGGER privilege on a table. This \ 
is exploitable in the default PostgreSQL configuration, where all users have \ 
CREATE privilege on public schema.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

This update also fixes numerous bugs that were reported in the last several \ 
months. Some of these issues affect only version 11, but many affect all \ 
supported versions.

These releases include fixes that:

Ensure that automatically created child indexes are created in the same \ 
tablespace as the parent partitioned index
Fix several crashes with triggers
Fix problems with applying ON COMMIT DELETE ROWS to a partitioned temporary table
Fix how NULL values are handled when using LEFT JOIN with a parallelized hash join
Several fixes around using named or defaulted arguments in CALL statements
Fix for strict aggregate functions (i.e. aggregates that cannot accept NULL \ 
inputs) with ORDER BY columns that enforces the strictness check
Fix with CASE statements where an expression was cast to an array type
Disable an optimization for updating expression indexes in order to prevent a crash
Fix a memory leak that occurred on a specific case of using a SP-GiST index
Fix for pg_verify_checksums incorrectly reporting on files that are not expected \ 
to have checksums
Prevent the PostgreSQL server from starting when wal_level is set to a value \ 
that cannot support an existing replication slot
Ensure that the server will process already-received NOTIFY and SIGTERM \ 
interrupts before waiting for client input
Allow PL/Ruby to work with newer versions of PostgreSQL
Fix for character-class checks on Windows for Unicode characters above U+FFFF, \ 
which affected full-text search as well as contrib/ltree and contrib/pg_trgm
Fix a case where psql would not report the receipt of a message from a NOTIFY \ 
call until after the next command
Fix build problems on macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
Several build fixes for the Windows platform
This updates also contains tzdata release 2018g for DST law changes in Chile, \ 
Fiji, Morocco, and Russia (Volgograd), plus historical corrections for China, \ 
Hawaii, Japan, Macau, and North Korea.
   2018-08-22 11:48:07 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3558)
Log message:
Recursive bump for perl5-5.28.0
   2018-08-10 13:56:10 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (27) | Package updated
Log message:
postgresql: updated to 10.5, 9.6.10, 9.5.14, 9.4.19, 9.3.24

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported \ 
versions of our database system, including 10.5, 9.6.10, 9.5.14, 9.4.19, 9.3.24. \ 
This release fixes two security issues as well as bugs reported over the last \ 
three months.

SECURITY ISSUES:
CVE-2018-10915: CERTAIN HOST CONNECTION PARAMETERS DEFEAT CLIENT-SIDE SECURITY \ 
DEFENSES
CVE-2018-10925: MEMORY DISCLOSURE AND MISSING AUTHORIZATION IN INSERT ... ON \ 
CONFLICT DO UPDATE

BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
Several fixes related to VACUUM, including an issue that could lead to data \ 
corruption in certain system catalog tables
Several fixes for replaying write-ahead logs, including a case where a \ 
just-promoted standby server would not restart if it crashed before its first \ 
post-recovery checkpoint
Several performance improvements for replaying write-ahead logs
Several fixes for logical replication and logical decoding, including ensuring \ 
logical WAL senders are reporting the streaming state correctly
Allow replication slots to be dropped in single-user mode
Fix to have variance and similar aggregate functions return accurate results \ 
when executed using parallel query
Fix SQL-standard FETCH FIRST syntax to allow parameters ($n), as the standard expects
Fix to ensure that a process doing a parallel index scan will respond to \ 
signals, such as one to abort a query
Fix EXPLAIN's accounting for resource usage, particularly buffer accesses, in \ 
parallel workers
Several fixes for the query planner including improving the cost estimates for \ 
hash-joins and choosing to use indexes for mergejoins on composite type columns
Fix performance regression related to POSIX semaphores for multi-CPU systems \ 
running Linux or FreeBSD
Fix for GIN indexes that could lead to an assertion failure after a pg_upgrade \ 
from a version before PostgreSQL 9.4
Fix for SHOW ALL to display superuser configuration settings to roles that are \ 
allowed to read all settings
Fix issue where COPY FROM .. WITH HEADER would drop a line after every \ 
4,294,967,296 lines processed
Several fixes for XML support, including using the document node as the context \ 
for XPath queries as defined in the SQL standard, which affects the xpath and \ 
xpath_exists functions, as well as XMLTABLE
Fix libpq for certain cases where hostaddr is used
Several ecpg fixes for Windows
Fix password prompting in Windows client programs so that echo is properly disabled
Several pg_dump fixes, including correctly outputting REPLICA IDENTITY \ 
properties for constraint indexes
Make pg_upgrade check that the old server was shut down cleanly
   2018-05-13 10:13:47 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (17) | Package updated
Log message:
postgresql: updated to 10.4, 9.6.9, 9.5.13, 9.4.18, 9.3.23

SECURITY ISSUES
One security vulnerability has been closed by this release:

CVE-2018-1115: Too-permissive access control list on function pg_logfile_rotate()
Please see the "Updating" section below for post-update steps.

BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
This update also fixes over 50 bugs reported in the last several months. Some of \ 
these issues affect only version 10, but many affect all supported versions.

These fixes include:
Fix incorrect volatility and parallel-safety markings on several built-in \ 
functions to ensure correct query planning optimizations
Several fixes for partitioning, including potential crashes as well as allowing \ 
TRUE and FALSE to be used as partition bounds
Fix where a new TOAST value could be assigned to a dead-but-not-yet-vacuumed \ 
TOAST OID, which would result in an error similar to "unexpected chunk \ 
number 0 (expected 1) for toast value nnnnn"
Fix "CREATE TABLE ... LIKE" with bigint identity columns on 32-bit \ 
platforms
Fix memory leak within the runtime of a query that repeatedly executes hash joins
Several crash fixes around queries using GROUPING SET
Avoid failure if a query-cancel or session-termination interrupt occurs while \ 
committing a prepared transaction
Reduce locking during autovacuum worker scheduling, which prevents loss of \ 
potential worker concurrency
Fix possible slow execution of REFRESH MATERIALIZED VIEW CONCURRENTLY
Several fixes around query plans that use "index-only" scans
Avoid deadlocks in concurrent CREATE INDEX CONCURRENTLY commands that are run \ 
under SERIALIZABLE or REPEATABLE READ transaction isolation
Several fixes for SP-GiST indexes, including one collation-aware searches on \ 
text columns
Fixes related to counting the number of tuples in partial GiST, SP-GiST, and \ 
Bloom indexes
Several fixes for logical decoding and replication
Fix misquoting of values for list-valued GUC variables (e.g. \ 
local_preload_libraries, session_preload_libraries, shared_preload_libraries, \ 
temp_tablespaces) in dumps
Several fixes for pg_stat_activity
Several fixes for ecpg
Fix for pg_recvlogical to ensure compatibility with PostgreSQL versions released \ 
before 10
Several fixes for pg_rewind
   2018-03-02 18:11:12 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (24) | Package updated
Log message:
postgresqlNN: updated to 10.3, 9.6.8, 9.5.12, 9.4.17, 9.3.22

PostgreSQL 10.3, 9.6.8, 9.5.12, 9.4.17, and 9.3.22:
The purpose of this release is to address CVE-2018-1058, which describes how a \ 
user can create like-named objects in different schemas that can change the \ 
behavior of other users' queries and cause unexpected or malicious behavior, \ 
also known as a "trojan-horse" attack. Most of this release centers \ 
around added documentation that describes the issue and how to take steps to \ 
mitigate the impact on PostgreSQL databases.
   2018-02-08 21:53:58 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (43) | Package updated
Log message:
postgresql: updated to 10.2, 9.6.7, 9.5.11, 9.4.16, and 9.3.21

This release fixes two security issues. This release also fixes issues with \ 
VACUUM, GIN indexes, and hash indexes that could lead to data corruption, as \ 
well as fixes for using parallel queries and logical replication.

Security Issues
* CVE-2018-1052: Fix the processing of partition keys containing multiple expressions
* CVE-2018-1053: Ensure that all temporary files made with \ 
"pg_upgrade" are non-world-readable

Bug Fixes and Improvements
* Fix crash and potential disclosure of backend memory when processing partition \ 
keys containing multiple expressions
* Fix potential disclosure of temporary files containing database passwords \ 
created by pg_upgrade by not allowing these files to be world-accessible
* Fix cases where VACUUM would not remove dead rows if they were updated while \ 
"key-share" locked, leading to potential data corruption
* Fix for GIN indexes to prevent bloat by ensuring the pending-insertions list \ 
is cleaned up by VACUUM
* Fix potential index corruption with hash indexes due to failure to mark \ 
metapages as dirty
* Fix several potential crash scenarios for parallel queries, including when a \ 
bitmap heap scan cannot allocate memory
* Fix several potential hang-ups in parallel queries, including when a parallel \ 
worker fails to start
* Fix collection of EXPLAIN statistics from parallel workers
* Prevent fake deadlock failures when multiple sessions are running CREATE INDEX \ 
CONCURRENTLY
* Fix for trigger behavior when using logical replication
* Several fixes for "walsender" functionality to improve stability as \ 
well as visibility into the replication process
* Fix logical decoding to correctly clean up disk files for crashed transactions
* Several fixes for identity columns, including disallowing identity columns on \ 
tables derived from composite types and partitions
* Fix handling of list partitioning constraints for partition keys of boolean \ 
and array types
* Fix incorrectly generated plans for UPDATE and DELETE queries when a table has \ 
a mix of inherited regular and foreign child tables
* Fix incorrect query results from cases involving GROUPING SETS when used with \ 
flattened subqueries
* Fix UNION/INTERSECT/EXCEPT over zero columns, e.g. "SELECT UNION SELECT;"
* Several fixes for subqueries within a LATERAL subquery
* Several improvements for query planning estimation
* Allow a client that supports SCRAM channel binding, such as a future version \ 
of PostgreSQL or libpq, to connect to a PostgreSQL 10 server
* Fix sample INSTR() functions used to help transition from Oracle(r) PL/SQL to \ 
PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL to correctly match Oracle functional behavior
* Fix pg_dump to make permissions (ACL), security label, and comment entries \ 
reliably identifiable in archive outputs
* Modify behavior for contrib/cube's "cube ~> int" operator to make \ 
it compatible with KNN search. This is a backwards incompatible change and any \ 
expression indexes or materialized views using this operator will need to be \ 
reindexed and refreshed, respectively.
* Several fixes in contrib/postgres_fdw to prevent query planner errors
* Added modern examples of auto-start scripts for PostgreSQL on macOS in the \ 
contrib/start-scripts/macos directory
* Several fixes for Windows, including postmaster startup and compatibility with \ 
libperl
* Spinlock fixes and support for Motorola 68K and 88K architectures
   2017-11-13 10:33:33 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (38) | Package updated
Log message:
postgresql: updated to the latest

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported \ 
versions of our database system, including 10.1, 9.6.6, 9.5.10, 9.4.15, 9.3.20, \ 
and 9.2.24. This release fixes three security issues. This release also fixes \ 
issues found in BRIN indexing, logical replication and other bugs reported over \ 
the past three months.

All users using the affected versions of PostgreSQL should update as soon as \ 
possible. If you use BRIN indexes or contrib/start-scripts, please see the \ 
release notes for additional post-upgrade steps.

Security Issues

Three security vulnerabilities have been fixed by this release:

CVE-2017-12172: Start scripts permit database administrator to modify root-owned \ 
files
CVE-2017-15098: Memory disclosure in JSON functions
CVE-2017-15099: INSERT ... ON CONFLICT DO UPDATE fails to enforce SELECT privileges

Bug Fixes and Improvements

This update also fixes a number of bugs reported in the last few months. Some of \ 
these issues affect only version 10, but many affect all supported versions:

Fix a race condition in BRIN indexing that could cause some rows to not be \ 
included in the indexing.
Fix crash when logical decoding is invoked from a PL language function.
Several fixes for logical replication.
Restored behavior for CTEs attached to INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE statements to \ 
pre-version 10.
Prevent low-probability crash in processing of nested trigger firings.
Do not evaluate an aggregate function's argument expressions when the conditions \ 
in the FILTER clause evaluate to FALSE. This complies with SQL-standard \ 
behavior.
Fix incorrect query results when multiple GROUPING SETS columns contain the same \ 
simple variable.
Fix memory leak over the lifespan of a query when evaluating a set-returning \ 
function from the target list in a SELECT.
Several fixes for parallel query execution, including fixing a crash in the \ 
parallel execution of certain queries that contain a certain type of bitmap \ 
scan.
Fix json_build_array(), json_build_object(), jsonb_build_array(), and \ 
jsonb_build_object() to handle explicit VARIADIC arguments correctly.
Prevent infinite float values from being casted to the numeric type.
Fix autovacuum's “work item” logic to prevent possible crashes and silent \ 
loss of work items.
Several fixes for VIEWs around adding columns to the end of a view.
Fix for hashability detection of range data types that are created by a user.
Improvements on using extended statistics on columns for the purposes of query \ 
planning.
Prevent idle_in_transaction_session_timeout from being ignored when a \ 
statement_timeout occurred earlier.
Fix low-probability loss of NOTIFY messages due more than 2 billion transactions \ 
processing before any queries are executed in the session.
Several file system interaction fixes.
Correctly restore the umask setting when file creation fails in COPY or lo_export().
Fix pg_dump to ensure that it emits GRANT commands in a valid order.
Fix pg_basebackup's matching of tablespace paths to canonicalize both paths \ 
before comparing to help improve Windows compatibility.
Fix libpq to not require user's home directory to exist when trying to read the \ 
"~/.pgpass" file.
Several fixes for ecpg.
   2017-08-13 21:25:18 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (23) | Package updated
Log message:
The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported \ 
versions of our database system, including 9.6.4, 9.5.8, 9.4.13, 9.3.18, and \ 
9.2.22. This release fixes three security issues. It also patches over 50 other \ 
bugs reported over the last three months. Users who are affected by the below \ 
security issues should update as soon as possible. Users affected by \ 
CVE-2017-7547 will need to perform additional steps after upgrading to resolve \ 
the issue. Other users should plan to update at the next convenient downtime.

Three security vulnerabilities have been closed by this release:
* CVE-2017-7546: Empty password accepted in some authentication methods
* CVE-2017-7547: The "pg_user_mappings" catalog view discloses \ 
passwords to users lacking server privileges
* CVE-2017-7548: lo_put() function ignores ACLs