Devuan bug report logs - #103
postgresql: refers to Debian and "Unknow distribution" get from Devuan

Package: postgresql; Maintainer for postgresql is (unknown);

Reported by: PICCORO McKAY Lenz <>

Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2017 17:33:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: ascii, jessie

Done: Mark Hindley <>

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From: Mark Hindley <>
Subject: Re: postgresql: refers to Debian and "Unknow distribution" get from Devuan
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:45:56 +0000

I have just installed postgresql-common 200+deb10u2 in beowulf
without any issues. So I intend to close this.

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From: PICCORO McKAY Lenz <>
Subject: postgresql: refers to Debian and "Unknow distribution" get from Devuan
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2017 13:21:08 -0400
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Package: postgresql
Version: 9.4+165+deb8u2
Severity: serious

Dear Maintainer, in a clean Devuan default installation

i install the postgresql server and note taht

not normal installation and some Devuan defaults not will be asssumed,
as we can see in postinstall scripts output:

Setting up postgresql-common (165+deb8u2) ...
supported-versions: WARNING! Unknown distribution: devuan
/usr/share/postgresql-common/supported-versions: 64:
/usr/share/postgresql-common/supported-versions: ID_LIKE: parameter not set
/usr/share/postgresql-common/supported-versions: 67:
/usr/share/postgresql-common/supported-versions: ID_LIKE: parameter not set
Please submit this as a bug report to your distribution.
Adding user postgres to group ssl-cert

-- System Information:
Distributor ID: Devuan
Description: Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0 (jessie)
Release: 1.0
Codename: jessie
Architecture: i686

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-686-pae (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=es_VE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_VE.UTF-8 (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
(ignored: LC_ALL set to C)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages postgresql depends on:
ii  postgresql-9.4  9.4.12-0+deb8u1

postgresql recommends no packages.

Versions of packages postgresql suggests:
pn  postgresql-doc  <none>

-- no debconf information

Lenz McKAY Gerardo (PICCORO)
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