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Re: BUG #2495: -i start up option blows pg_ctl program.

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>
Cc: Ermest <whitelaw(at)netc(dot)pt>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #2495: -i start up option blows pg_ctl program.
Date: 2006-06-25 16:14:56
Message-ID: 14798.1151252096@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org> writes:
> In my system, on 7.4, contrib/pg_dumplo is linked against the system's
> getopt_long, not against our version.  So the current code is OK -- but
> if on some platform there is no getopt_long, I suspect our version would
> be picked, which causes a problem.  What should we do about it?  One
> thought is leave it alone -- it's an old branch and no one has ever
> noticed this problem before.  On the other hand, this may possibly be a
> security issue.

I'm not particularly concerned.  AFAICS this is just a cosmetic bug, not
a security issue, and for little-used stuff like pg_dumplo I don't think
we need go out of our way to fix cosmetic issues in old branches.

			regards, tom lane

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