Karun Dambiec wrote:
I have been looking at some of the bugs relating to PostGreSQL, and have
found that I am not sure if some of them could be considered to be bugs
with MediaWiki. For example
As they relate to it not working with a particular version of PostGreSQL
which is 7 years old or so.
Do we have a minimum version of PostGreSQL that MediaWiki should work
Yes, 8.1. If you try to use one that is earlier, the web installer
will give an error message. The issue on bug 16937 is that the user
claims he has a recent version of PostgreSQL installed, but the server
is reporting a protocol version which is consistent with 7.3 or
earlier. Later comments suggest that this is because his PHP client
library is broken.
The reporter would like MediaWiki to work in this situation, but we
don't intend to support such old protocol versions, regardless of what
server he actually has installed.
I would close it as a WONTFIX, but the reporter seems so focused on
this bug that he would probably go postal and shoot up the server
room, so I thought it would just leave it as is. Greg appears to have
come to more or less the same conclusion.
-- Tim Starling