PostgreSQL is a sophisticated Object-Relational DBMS, supporting
almost all SQL constructs, including subselects, transactions, and
user-defined types and functions. It is the most advanced open-source
database available anywhere. Commercial Support is also available.
The original Postgres code was the effort of many graduate students,
undergraduate students, and staff programmers working under the direction of
Professor Michael Stonebraker at the University of California, Berkeley. In
1995, Andrew Yu and Jolly Chen took on the task of converting the DBMS query
language to SQL and created a new database system which came to known as
Postgres95. Many others contributed to the porting, testing, debugging and
enhancement of the Postgres95 code. As the code improved, and 1995 faded into
memory, PostgreSQL was born.
PostgreSQL development is presently being performed by a team of Internet
developers who are now responsible for all current and future development. The
development team coordinator is Marc G. Fournier (scrappy@PostgreSQL.ORG).
Support is available from the PostgreSQL developer/user community through the
support mailing list (questions@PostgreSQL.ORG).
PostgreSQL is free and the complete source is available.
No installation instructions: this port has been deleted.
The package name of this deleted port was: postgresql74-client
===> The following configuration options are available for postgresql-client-7.4.30_1:
NLS=on (default) "Use internationalized messages"
PAM=off (default) "Build with PAM support (server only)"
MIT_KRB5=off (default) "Build with MIT's kerberos support"
HEIMDAL_KRB5=off (default) "Builds with Heimdal kerberos support"
OPTIMIZED_CFLAGS=off (default) "Builds with compiler optimizations (-O3)"
PTHREAD=off (default) "Link w/ libc_r, used by plpython (server)"
TESTS=off (default) "Allows the use of a "check" target (server)"
DEBUG=off (default) "Builds with debugging symbols"
HIER=off (default) "Builds with query hierarchy (server)"
===> Use 'make config' to modify these settings
Updates of the PostgreSQL ports
Updates for all maintained versions of PostgreSQL are available today:
8.3.3, 8.2.9, 8.1.13, 8.0.17 and 7.4.21. These releases fix more than
two dozen minor issues reported and patched over the last few months.
All PostgreSQL users should plan to update at their earliest
convenience. People in affected time zones, in particular, should
upgrade as soon as possible.
Also, fix umask error in periodic script .
PR: ports/124457 
Submitted by: Alexandre Perrin
Bump portrevision due to upgrade of devel/gettext.
The affected ports are the ones with gettext as a run-dependency
according to ports/INDEX-7 (5007 of them) and the ones with USE_GETTEXT
in Makefile (29 of them).
Submitted by: edwin@
Approved by: portmgr (pav)
Fix security alert using a patch from PostgreSQL's CVS repository:
Prevent overrunning a heap-allocated buffer if more than 1024
parameters to a refcursor declaration are specified. This is a
minimally-invasive fix for the buffer overrun.
Define LATEST_LINK to avoid package name clashes between the different
branches of PostgreSQL.  (Since postgresql-tcltk is hardwired to
branch 7.4, keep its LATEST_LINK to a generic value.)
Set UNIQUENAME and let it be the same for server & client, so each
branch's ports will share the same options file. This adds some no-op
knobs to the -client port, but IMO it is better this way.
Add space inside paranthesis in OSVERSION conditional to work around
(Only the first 15 lines of the commit message are shown above )
Another step along the road to the postgresql new world order.
Note that none of these ports are (yet) hooked into the tree,
and will not compile unless you set a specific environmental
variable. This should be warning enough to leave well alone
for now :)
Submitted by: maintainer