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Re: Fwd: Bug#358546: failure of pg_ctl start -w -D

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Martin Pitt <martin(at)piware(dot)de>
Cc: PostgreSQL Bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Bug#358546: failure of pg_ctl start -w -D
Date: 2006-03-26 16:39:01
Message-ID: 26681.1143391141@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Martin Pitt <martin(at)piware(dot)de> writes:
> the bug report below was recently sent to Debian. The details and my
> reply are at http://bugs.debian.org/358546, the executive summary is:
> pg_ctl's -w option does not honour postgresql.conf's
> unix_socket_directory configuration (and neither $PGHOST).

The proposed patch is just a kluge.  We already have a TODO item about
the right way to fix it, which is to teach pg_ctl how to read the
postgresql.conf file for itself --- this is needed for other possible
settings such as data_directory, not only unix_socket_directory.

			regards, tom lane

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