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Re: Adding VERSION to startup log output

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Adding VERSION to startup log output
Date: 2004-07-03 15:10:23
Message-ID: 20894.1088867423@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> The one question that gets asked the most on these lists AFAICS is:
>  **can you tell me what version you're running?**

Mainly because people don't bother to say.

> Would anybody object to adding an extra line at startup that shows the
> version number of the database system?

I don't really see the point.  The log, if it's kept around at all,
would be about the most difficult place to extract the info from.
"select version()" is much easier than trying to figure out where
the postmaster's log is going.

			regards, tom lane

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