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Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Chander Ganesan <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts
Date: 2009-08-19 19:01:30
Message-ID: 27175.1250708490@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> writes:
> Tom,
>> (Personally, I use scripts based on start-scripts/osx/ for a number of
>> services on my own machines, so if there's something wrong with them
>> I'd definitely like to know what it is.)

> I quote:

> "# What to use to start up the postmaster (we do NOT use pg_ctl for this,
> # as it adds no value and can cause the postmaster to misrecognize a stale
> # lock file)
> DAEMON="$prefix/bin/postmaster"

And?  That statement was and remains perfectly correct.  We don't use
pg_ctl to start the postmaster in the Linux initscripts, either.

			regards, tom lane

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