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Re: Call for objections: deprecate postmaster -o switch?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Call for objections: deprecate postmaster -o switch?
Date: 2001-11-26 19:15:11
Message-ID: 200111261915.fAQJFBv09601@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Tom Lane writes:
> 
> > Ugh.  Nonetheless, that doesn't equate to "you need GNU getopt to use
> > this".
> 
> ... which is not what it used to say either.
> 
> > Can we be more specific about whether it works or not?
> 
> I reported the bug on 2000-11-06 to this list and added the -c option
> briefly afterwards.  The bug caused initdb to fail on whatever FreeBSD
> version postgresql.org was running at the time.
> 
> I agree that we could alter the "works on some platforms" to "might not
> work on some platforms".

I just checked and OpenBSD doesn't have the fix either.  Questions:

1) should we patch our getopt.c with that single-line fix?
2) should we force our own getopt on FreeBSD and OpenBSD for 7.2?
3) how should we update the docs for this?

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