DEPRECATED: End-of-life is coming up This port expired on: 2013-03-01 PostgreSQL database (client) Was Maintained by:pgsql@FreeBSD.org Port Added: 15 Oct 2007 23:35:05 License: not specified in port
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: postgresql83-client
===> The following configuration options are available for postgresql-client-8.3.23,1:
DEBUG=off: Builds with debugging symbols
ICU=off: Use ICU for unicode collation (server)
INTDATE=off: Builds with 64-bit date/time type (server)
KRB5=off: Build with kerberos provider support
LDAP=off: Build with LDAP authentication support
NLS=on: Use internationalized messages
OPTIMIZED_CFLAGS=off: Builds with compiler optimizations (-O3)
PAM=off: Build with PAM support (server only)
SSL=on: Build with OpenSSL support
TZDATA=on: Use internal timezone database (server)
XML=on: Build with XML data type (server)
====> Options available for the single KRB5: you have to select exactly one of them
MIT_KRB5=off: Build with MIT's kerberos support
HEIMDAL_KRB5=off: Builds with Heimdal kerberos
===> Use 'make config' to modify these settings
The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released a security
update to all current versions of the PostgreSQL database system,
including versions 9.2.4, 9.1.9, 9.0.13, and 8.4.17. This update
fixes a high-exposure security vulnerability in versions 9.0 and
later. All users of the affected versions are strongly urged to apply
the update *immediately*.
A major security issue (for versions 9.x only) fixed in this release,
makes it possible for a connection request containing a database name
that begins with "-" to be crafted that can damage or destroy files
within a server's data directory. Anyone with access to the port the
PostgreSQL server listens on can initiate this request. This issue was
discovered by Mitsumasa Kondo and Kyotaro Horiguchi of NTT Open Source
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Welcome PostgreSQL 8.4
After many years of development, PostgreSQL has become feature-complete in many
This release shows a targeted approach to adding features (e.g., authentication,
monitoring, space reuse), and adds capabilities defined in the later SQL
The major areas of enhancement are:
Common Table Expressions and Recursive Queries
Default and variadic parameters for functions
Per-database locale settings
Improved hash indexes
Improved join performance for EXISTS and NOT EXISTS queries
Easier-to-use Warm Standby
Automatic sizing of the Free Space Map
Visibility Map (greatly reduces vacuum overhead for slowly-changing tables)
Version-aware psql (backslash commands work against older servers)
Support SSL certificates for user authentication
Per-function runtime statistics
Easy editing of functions in psql
New contrib modules: pg_stat_statements, auto_explain, citext, btree_gin
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)