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Re: many animals are running old clients

Dave Page-7


On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 11:49 AM, Darcy Buskermolen <[hidden email]> wrote:
That particular era of equipment is still quite prominent in telecom central office environments, and I know of several telcom nms solutions that use PostgreSQL.  However having said that it's of little likelyhood that those are being updated to use newer versions of postgres or even wether or not they receive security/bugfixes....

Right - we have some customers in that category; they're usually the ones asking for extended support on ancient releases.
 





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-------- Original message --------
From: Dave Page <[hidden email]>
Date: 2018-08-30 05:32 (GMT-06:00)
To: Tom Lane <[hidden email]>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <[hidden email]>, [hidden email]
Subject: Re: many animals are running old clients



On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:17 PM, Tom Lane <[hidden email]> wrote:
Andrew Dunstan <[hidden email]> writes:
> On 08/29/2018 10:35 AM, Dave Page wrote:
>> It's very far from a 5 minute job on ancient Solaris boxes :-(

> Please let me know when issues like this arise.

One thing of the same ilk is that a few months ago I had to give up on
using https reporting on gaur/pademelon, and switch back to http.
I don't think that was your fault, because it was not associated with a
buildfarm client upgrade.  It appeared to me that the pginfra folk had
changed something to require newer TLS versions in https connections to
the buildfarm server.  Like Dave, I spent a fair while trying to install
new-enough Perl modules to fix that, without a lot of success: newer
Perl code doesn't compile on that platform.

It's debatable of course how much anyone cares about buildfarm animals
that are this old.  I've already shut down pademelon since its compiler
never heard of C99, and I don't see much point in running it on just
the back branches.

Right - I do wonder that about this machine (whether it's worth supporting, not whether its compiler supports C99). Here's what we're talking about:

-bash-3.00$ cat /etc/release
                       Solaris 10 11/06 s10s_u3wos_10 SPARC
           Copyright 2006 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
                        Use is subject to license terms.
                           Assembled 14 November 2006
-bash-3.00$ prtconf -b
name:  SUNW,Sun-Blade-1000
model:  SUNW,501-6230
banner-name:  SUNW,Sun-Blade-2000 (2 X UltraSPARC-III+)

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Re: many animals are running old clients

Noah Misch-2
In reply to this post by Dave Page-7
On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 11:32:30AM +0100, Dave Page wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:17 PM, Tom Lane <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Andrew Dunstan <[hidden email]> writes:
> > > On 08/29/2018 10:35 AM, Dave Page wrote:
> > >> It's very far from a 5 minute job on ancient Solaris boxes :-(
> >
> > > Please let me know when issues like this arise.
> >
> > One thing of the same ilk is that a few months ago I had to give up on
> > using https reporting on gaur/pademelon, and switch back to http.
> > I don't think that was your fault, because it was not associated with a
> > buildfarm client upgrade.  It appeared to me that the pginfra folk had
> > changed something to require newer TLS versions in https connections to
> > the buildfarm server.  Like Dave, I spent a fair while trying to install
> > new-enough Perl modules to fix that, without a lot of success: newer
> > Perl code doesn't compile on that platform.
> >
> > It's debatable of course how much anyone cares about buildfarm animals
> > that are this old.  I've already shut down pademelon since its compiler
> > never heard of C99, and I don't see much point in running it on just
> > the back branches.
> >
>
> Right - I do wonder that about this machine (whether it's worth supporting,
> not whether its compiler supports C99). Here's what we're talking about:
>
> -bash-3.00$ cat /etc/release
>                        Solaris 10 11/06 s10s_u3wos_10 SPARC
>            Copyright 2006 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
>                         Use is subject to license terms.
>                            Assembled 14 November 2006

The lack of any other Solaris animal makes it more valuable than its age alone
would imply.


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