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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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   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
   2017-05-12 21:37:55 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 9.6.3, 9.5.7, 9.4.12, 9.3.17, and \ 
9.2.21. This release fixes three security issues. It also patches a number of \ 
other bugs reported over the last three months. Users who use the PGREQUIRESSL \ 
environment variable to control connections, and users who rely on security \ 
isolation between database users when using foreign servers, should update as \ 
soon as possible. Other users should plan to update at the next convenient \ 
downtime.
   2017-02-11 11:18:53 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 9.6.2, 9.5.6, 9.4.11, 9.3.16, and \ 
9.2.20. This release includes fixes that prevent data corruption issues in index \ 
builds and in certain write-ahead-log replay situations, which are detailed \ 
below. It also patches over 75 other bugs reported over the last three months.
   2016-10-29 21:41:55 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (20) | Package updated
Log message:
The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported \ 
versions of our database system, including 9.6.1, 9.5.5, 9.4.10, 9.3.15, 9.2.19, \ 
and 9.1.24. This is also the last update for the PostgreSQL 9.1 series as it is \ 
now end-of-life. This release fixes two issues that can cause data corruption, \ 
which are described in more detail below. It also patches a number of other bugs \ 
reported over the last three months. The project urges users to apply this \ 
update at the next possible downtime.
   2016-08-23 08:28:16 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (42) | Package updated
Log message:
The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported \ 
versions of our database system, including 9.5.4, 9.4.9, 9.3.14, 9.2.18 and \ 
9.1.23. This release fixes two security issues. It also patches a number of \ 
other bugs reported over the last three months. Users who rely on security \ 
isolation between database users should update as soon as possible. Other users \ 
should plan to update at the next convenient downtime.

Security Issues
---------------
Two security holes have been closed by this release:

CVE-2016-5423: certain nested CASE expressions can cause the server to crash.
CVE-2016-5424: database and role names with embedded special characters can \ 
allow code injection during administrative operations like pg_dumpall.
The fix for the second issue also adds an option, -reuse-previous, to psql's \ 
\connect command. pg_dumpall will also refuse to handle database and role names \ 
containing line breaks after the update. For more information on these issues \ 
and how they affect backwards-compatibility, see the Release Notes.

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 9.5, but many affect all supported versions:

Fix misbehaviors of IS NULL/IS NOT NULL with composite values
Fix three areas where INSERT ... ON CONFLICT failed to work properly with other \ 
SQL features.
Make INET and CIDR data types properly reject bad IPv6 values
Prevent crash in "point ## lseg" operator for NaN input
Avoid possible crash in pg_get_expr()
Fix several one-byte buffer over-reads in to_number()
Don't needlessly plan query if WITH NO DATA is specified
Avoid crash-unsafe state in expensive heap_update() paths
Fix hint bit update during WAL replay of row locking operations
Avoid unnecessary "could not serialize access" with FOR KEY SHARE
Avoid crash in postgres -C when the specified variable is a null string
Fix two issues with logical decoding and subtransactions
Ensure that backends see up-to-date statistics for shared catalogs
Prevent possible failure when vacuuming multixact IDs in an upgraded database
When a manual ANALYZE specifies columns, don't reset changes_since_analyze
Fix ANALYZE's overestimation of n_distinct for columns with nulls
Fix bug in b-tree mark/restore processing
Fix building of large (bigger than shared_buffers) hash indexes
Prevent infinite loop in GiST index build with NaN values
Fix possible crash during a nearest-neighbor indexscan
Fix "PANIC: failed to add BRIN tuple" error
Prevent possible crash during background worker shutdown
Many fixes for issues in parallel pg_dump and pg_restore
Make pg_basebackup accept -Z 0 as no compression
Make regression tests safe for Danish and Welsh locales
   2016-07-09 08:39:18 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1068) | Package updated
Log message:
Bump PKGREVISION for perl-5.24.0 for everything mentioning perl.
   2016-05-23 16:27:35 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (26)
Log message:
This release fixes a number of issues reported by users over the last two \ 
months. Most database administrators should plan to upgrade at the next \ 
available downtime, unless they have been affected directly by the fixed issues.