> Mark Woodward wrote:
>> > Mark,
>> >> Well, I'm sure that one "could" use debian's solution, but that's the
>> >> problem, it isn't PostgreSQL's solution. Shouldn't PostgreSQL provide
>> >> the mechanisms? Will debian support FreeBSD? NetBSD? Is it in the
>> >> PostgreSQL admin manual?
>> >> We are talking about a feature, like pg_service.conf, now that people
>> >> notice it, we are saying "WOW, this is the API we should push." This
>> >> a functionality, IMHO, must be the responsibility of PostgreSQL.
>> > Then stop talking about it and write a patch.
>> > So far, you've failed to convince anyone else on this list that the
>> > functionality you suggest is actually useful for anyone other that
>> > personally. The only way you're going to do so is to put up some code
>> > somewhere other people can use it and prove that it's useful.
>> Maybe I'm too used to working in engineering groups. I am trying to get
>> input for a project. Trying to iron out what the feature set should be
>> the objectives that should be attained. BEFORE I start coding.
>> Just saying "submit a patch" is the antithesis to good engineering, it
>> works for hacking, but if I am going to develop a feature, I wish to do
>> right and have it appeal to the broadest possible audience, collect as
>> much input about the needs of users, etc.
> You are 100% right here. Talking about it first is usually the best
> One question I have is how this feature would be an improvement over
> just pointing pg_ctl at a postgresql.conf configuration file. That
> config file has the ability to specify most if not all server
Like I have repeated a number of times, sometimes, there is more than one
database cluster on a machine. The proposed pg_clusters.conf, could look
# Virtual target starts all?
(Finds and starts the "POSTMASTER" entry)
pg_ctl -S ICDMDB start
(Starts the ICDMDB cluster)
pg_ctl -S [*|all] start
Or maybe even "start" will start a virtual target "ALL"
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