[Mono-bugs] [Bug 650180] New: Remove Npgsql from Mono distribution

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           Summary: Remove Npgsql from Mono distribution
    Classification: Mono
           Product: Mono: Class Libraries
           Version: 2.6.x
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P5 - None
         Component: Sys.Data
        AssignedTo: mono-bugs at lists.ximian.com
        ReportedBy: oskar.berggren at gmail.com
         QAContact: mono-bugs at lists.ximian.com
          Found By: ---
           Blocker: ---

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:
Gecko/20101027 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.12

It seems the Npgsql shipped with mono is seriously out of date. This is
confusing and can cause sort-of-bugs because you expect something to work based
on Npgsql docs, but in reality there are behavior differences that you may not
notice until quite a while later.

E.g. the connection string parameter ENCODING has been obsolete in official
Npgsql since Npsql 2.0 (september 2008) but the version in mono 2.6, 2.8 and
master still has the code that uses ENCODING (instead of always using UTF-8).
This can cause garbled data that you may not notice until quite some time

Plus support for ADO.NET 2 is missing, and supposedly loads of bugfixing.

What is actually the benefit of having Npgsql included like this? It seems to
me that I could just as easily get the official version, and with more
awareness of what version I am then actually using.

So it should either be updated, or removed.

Reproducible: Always

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