Bug 224710 - databases/postgresql10-server: please make parallel installation of multiple versions possible
Summary: databases/postgresql10-server: please make parallel installation of multiple ...
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
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Assignee: pgsql
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Keywords: feature
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Reported: 2017-12-29 17:23 UTC by Martin Birgmeier
Modified: 2018-04-04 23:56 UTC (History)
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Description Martin Birgmeier 2017-12-29 17:23:57 UTC
This is actually an enhancement request, not a bug report.

It would be beneficial to be able to run multiple Postgres versions in parallel (see for example https://www.postgresql.org/docs/10/static/pgupgrade.html). Therefore, would it be possible to change all the Postgres ports to install into their separate directories, e.g., /usr/local/postgresql10, /usr/local/postgresql96, etc.? Similar to how openjdk{6,7,8} does it. Plus create a wrapper/switcher script, also similar to openjdk.

-- Martin