Conference Schedule - PGConf.EU 2011
Connecting the Debian and PostgreSQL worlds
PostgreSQL is an ecosystem with a large number of add-on modules and extensions that provide additional functionality. Like the server itself, these are distributed in source form. On the other hand, Debian is an operating system that provides a well-integrated set of pre-built binary packages. Each Debian distribution includes one or two major PostgreSQL versions, along with a collection of modules and extensions for these versions.
Our project aims to fill the missing gaps in this selection. We provide packages for the PostgreSQL versions supported by the PostgreSQL developers but not yet/not anymore in Debian, and build the available modules and extensions for these. This extends to several architectures, as well to providing Ubuntu packages. Eventually, we would like to provide an official repository at apt.postgresql.org. The project is still in the early development phase. This talk gives an overview on the challenges and goals of the project.