PostgreSQL updates released
The recently released updates for PostgreSQL include the last for the 8.1 branch of the open source database. The PostgreSQL Global Development Group, the organisation behind PostgreSQL development, is advising anyone still using this version to upgrade as soon as possible.
The over 170 bug fixes in version 8.1.23 address issues that include memory leaks and problems with standby and replication functions. Under Linux, the default method for backing up write ahead logs has been changed to fdatasync. The developers state that the upgrade does not contain any security-related fixes.
More detail on the updates, including a full list of changes, can be found in the release notes. The new PostgreSQL versions are numbered 9.02, 8.4.6, 8.3.13, 8.2.19 and 8.1.23. Binary packages are available for FreeBSD, Linux (YUM, APT and RPM packages), Mac OS X, Solaris and Windows. Source code for the PostgreSQL (BSD/MIT like) licensed database also available to download.
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