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Re: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql/contrib/pg_dumpaccounts (Makefile README pg_dumpaccounts.sh)

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: Ned Lilly <ned(at)greatbridge(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Jan Wieck <janwieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql/contrib/pg_dumpaccounts (Makefile README pg_dumpaccounts.sh)
Date: 2000-11-03 00:40:59
Message-ID: 200011030040.TAA20185@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> On Thu, 2 Nov 2000, Ned Lilly wrote:
> 
> > We recognize this is a temporary hack - and fully expect it to go away
> > in 7.1 We actually think that the final solution might be more
> > appropriate in pg_dump itself than pg_dumpall, but that's obviously a
> > much more breakable proposition (hence the separate utility).
> 
> Okay, because of this paragraph, and this one only, I will agree with Tom
> (and I believe Bruce) that this should be removed.  If, as Peter states,
> this could be put into pg_dump in 5 lines, and as you say, it is a
> temporary hack, then more appropriate would be to put a link off of the
> web site and *not* put it into the source distribution ...
> 
> I like what it does, since I can relate to the need to dump user/group
> info seperate from everything else, but if a permanent fix is as doable as
> Peter states, putting a temporary one, especially into a minor release,
> makes little to no sense ...
> 
> My vote is to please remove it from the source tree ...


> 
> 
> > If it *is* necessary (or at least worthwhile), is it the consensus of
> > the -hackers community that it go in /contrib?
> 
> Altho this is going to force me to agree with Tom concerning Karel's
> patch, it should not be added to the 7.0.x branch *at all* ... 7.0.x is a
> *patch* release, new features are for 7.1 and 7.1 only ...

OK, we have votes from Lamar, Ned, Jan, and someone else to keep it in
/contrib, votes from Marc and Tom to remove it completely.

Other votes?

It will not be mentioned in the release notes.

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