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BUG #6121: error msg feature request for initial server tasks

From: "Thomas Pitschel" <Th(dot)Pitschel(at)web(dot)de>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #6121: error msg feature request for initial server tasks
Date: 2011-07-17 12:17:36
Message-ID: 201107171217.p6HCHarc092105@wwwmaster.postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      6121
Logged by:          Thomas Pitschel
Email address:      Th(dot)Pitschel(at)web(dot)de
PostgreSQL version: pgAdmin 1.12.3
Operating system:   Windows
Description:        error msg feature request for initial server tasks
Details: 

Hello,

thanks very much for this great db package.

On connecting to an older Postgresql server one gets this typical msg:

>>>>>>
Server instrumentation

The server lacks instrumentation functions. 

pgAdmin III uses some support functions that are not available by default in
all PostgreSQL versions. These enable some tasks that make life easier when
dealing with log files and configuration files. 

The adminpack is installed and activated by default if you are running the
'official' pgInstaller distribution of PostgreSQL for Windows and is
included as a contrib module with all versions of PostgreSQL 8.2 and above.
However, if you are running any other ...
<<<<<

This should better read along the lines (CAPITALS for emphasis):

"Server instrumentation

The server lacks instrumentation functions.
 
pgAdmin III uses some support functions that are not available by default in
all PostgreSQL SERVER versions. These enable some tasks that make life
easier when dealing with log files and configuration files.

TO ADD THOSE CAPABILITIES, AN ADMINPACK CAN BE INSTALLED ON THE SERVER.
 
The adminpack is installed and activated by default if you are running the
'official' pgInstaller distribution of PostgreSQL for Windows and is
included as a contrib module with all versions of PostgreSQL 8.2 and above.
However, if you are running any other ... "

It is further good to explain what you loose when not installing the
adminpack.



Many thanks

Thomas

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