Bug 737 - Npgsql outdated
Summary: Npgsql outdated
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: System.Data ()
Version: 2.10.x
Hardware: PC All
: --- normal
Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-09-11 05:38 UTC by Andrea Girotto
Modified: 2012-03-09 09:58 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

example from Npgsql documentation (656 bytes, text/x-csharp)
2011-09-11 05:38 UTC, Andrea Girotto

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Description Andrea Girotto 2011-09-11 05:38:47 UTC
Created attachment 308 [details]
example from Npgsql documentation

(sorry if wrong product/component but I'm unable to find out where to post bugs about Npgsql: I know that Sys.Data is not correct, where is the correct product?).

The Npgsql distributed with Mono seems outdated.

For example the attached source code is taken straight from Npgsql Documentation web site http://npgsql.projects.postgresql.org/docs/manual/UserManual.html (Working with Arrays) and does not even compile, giving the error:

prova.cs(20,75): error CS0117: `NpgsqlTypes.NpgsqlDbType' does not contain a definition for `Array'
/usr/lib/mono/gac/Npgsql/ (Location of the symbol related to previous error)
Compilation failed: 1 error(s), 0 warnings

Using the Npgsql-distributed binary (instead of the Mono integrated) everything works: compilation and execution.

There are even more issues about using Postgresql Enums or TimestampTZ... (but not with the Npgsql-distributed binary).
Comment 1 Gonzalo Paniagua Javier 2011-09-11 20:15:55 UTC
We stopped updating Npgsql looooong time ago. The version we ship is, AFAIK, just for backwards compatibility with some programs (?).

You should get Npgsql from http://npgsql.projects.postgresql.org/ and distribute the dll with your application.
Comment 2 Arsen.Shnurkov 2012-03-09 09:58:06 UTC
> The version we ship is, AFAIK, just for backwards compatibility 
> with some programs (?).

That is wrong reasoning.
See my reasoning in the bug