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Wildfire 2.4 Upgrade Broken for PostgreSQL 7.x

While upgrading our Jive Messenger 2.3 to Wildfire 2.4, I ran into a problem with the PostgreSQL upgrade script. The following line:

ALTER TABLE jiveGroupUser ALTER COLUMN username TYPE VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL;

/code

works great on PostgreSQL 8.x, but not so well on 7.x as the ability to alter a column type wasn’'t there yet. I worked around this problem by running the following instead:

ALTER TABLE jiveGroupUser RENAME TO jiveGroupUser23;

ALTER TABLE jiveGroupUser23 DROP CONSTRAINT jiveGroupUser_pk;

CREATE TABLE jiveGroupUser (

groupName VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,

username VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL,

administrator INTEGER NOT NULL,

CONSTRAINT jiveGroupUser_pk PRIMARY KEY (groupName, username, administrator)

);

INSERT INTO jiveGroupUser (groupName, username, administrator)

SELECT groupName, username, administrator FROM jiveGroupUser23;

DROP TABLE jiveGroupUser23;

/code

Of course, be sure to (as always) back up your database prior to running any upgrade script in the event that a restore is necessary.

Cheers,

-craig

Hey craig,

Thanks for your input. It has been added to the url=http://www.jivesoftware.org/community/entry.jspa?externalID=481&categoryID=2 2kb document[/url] that explains the steps to follow for upgrading JM to Wildfire.

Regards,

– Gato