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Re: unite recovery.conf and postgresql.conf

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Joshua Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Tatsuo Ishii <ishii(at)postgresql(dot)org>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: unite recovery.conf and postgresql.conf
Date: 2011-09-25 18:05:29
Message-ID: 3421.1316973929@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Joshua Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> writes:
> What happens currently if we have an \include in postgresql.conf for a file which doesn't exist?  Is it ignored, or do we error out?

It's an error, and I think changing that would be a really bad idea.

> If it could just be ignored, maybe with a note in the logs, then we could be a lot more flexible.

There might be a use case for a separate directive include_if_exists,
or some such name.  But I think the user should have to tell us very
clearly that it's okay for the file to not be found.

			regards, tom lane

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