Opened 13 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#617 closed defect (invalid)

uninstall script get rid of drop cascade

Reported by: robe Owned by: robe
Priority: blocker Milestone: PostGIS 1.5.4
Component: build/upgrade/install Version: 1.5.X
Keywords: Cc:


Can we please get rid of the drop cascade in the uninstall scripts. I was testing and accidentally installed postgis in the wrong schema. When I went to fix the error by using the uninstall script, I blew out all my geometries.

Needless to say I'm a bit irked.

Change History (8)

comment:1 by robe, 13 years ago

Summary: uninstall scripuninstall script get rid of drop cascade

comment:2 by robe, 13 years ago

Priority: mediumblocker

Came across someone on IRC who was about to do this. So I'm not the only one who makes this fatal mistake. If we are going to be destroying people's data, I really think we should at least warn them about it. Especially for 2.0.

comment:3 by robe, 12 years ago

Milestone: PostGIS 1.5.3PostGIS 2.0.0

comment:4 by robe, 12 years ago

Milestone: PostGIS 2.0.0PostGIS 1.5.4

comment:5 by robe, 12 years ago

Component: postgisbuild/upgrade/install
Owner: changed from pramsey to strk

comment:6 by strk, 12 years ago

Robe: we can't get rid of drop cascade for types due to circular dependencies: type requires input/output functions while output function needs type. Unless you handle to solve the puzzle the best we could do is add a check for the presence of tables requiring the type (and excluded the ones we install ourselves). Doesn't seem like an easy task, anyway.

comment:7 by strk, 12 years ago

Owner: changed from strk to robe

comment:8 by pramsey, 11 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Yeah, you're not really uninstalling if you're keeping your data.

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