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Re: pg_upgrade - add config directory setting

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: Steve Crawford <scrawford(at)pinpointresearch(dot)com>, "Mr(dot) Aaron W(dot) Swenson" <titanofold(at)gentoo(dot)org>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_upgrade - add config directory setting
Date: 2011-09-29 22:18:27
Message-ID: 22232.1317334707@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Yeah.  I think the only sensible way to do this would be to provide an
>> operating mode for the postgres executable that would just parse the
>> config file and spit out requested values.

> That would certainly solve the problem, though it would have to be
> backpatched all the way back to 8.4, and it would require pg_upgrade
> users to be on newer minor versions of Postgres.

I would just say "no" to people who expect this to work against older
versions of Postgres.  I think it's sufficient if we get this into HEAD
so that it will work in the future.

			regards, tom lane

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