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Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
Cc: "Josh Berkus" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, "Alvaro Herrera" <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, "Chander Ganesan" <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com>, "PostgreSQL-development" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts
Date: 2009-08-26 15:09:58
Message-ID: 16226.1251299398@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov> writes:
> This brings me back round to what I was looking at recently -- the
> possibility of trying to make an LSB-conforming init script for
> PostgreSQL.  I'm having a lot of trouble, though, trying to get either
> the postmaster or pg_ctl to behave well with the start_daemon function
> implementations available to me.  Is there a fundamental mismatch
> there, or am I probably just missing some crucial detail?

start_daemon doesn't provide for switching to a non-root userid
according to that spec, so it seems like *it's* missing a crucial
detail.  The functions seem woefully underspecified anyway, eg
it's unclear if killproc is supposed to wait to see whether the
daemon terminates.

			regards, tom lane

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