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Re: [HACKERS] open item: tablespace handing in pg_dump/pg_restore

From: Reini Urban <rurban(at)x-ray(dot)at>
To: cygwin <cygwin(at)cygwin(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Developers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] open item: tablespace handing in pg_dump/pg_restore
Date: 2004-10-11 23:42:34
Message-ID: 416B1A6A.5010505@x-ray.at (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian schrieb:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>>Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
>>
>>>OK, I have applied the following patch that uses Cygwin native symlink()
>>>instead of the Win32 junctions.  The reason for this is that Cygwin
>>>symlinks work on Win95/98/ME where junction points do not and we have no
>>>way to know what system will be running the Cygwin binaries so the
>>>safest bet is to use the Cygwin versions.  On Win32 native we only run
>>>on systems that support junctions.
>>
>>I think this is probably a net loss, because what it will mean is that
>>you cannot take a data directory built under a Cygwin postmaster and use
>>it under a native postmaster, nor vice versa.  Given the number of other
>>ways in which we do not support pre-NT4 Windows systems, what is the
>>benefit of allowing this one?
> 
> I assume Cygwin supports pre-NT4, and always has, and I see no reason to
> change that.  Moving a data directory from Cygwin to native Win32 seems
> like a pretty rare usage to diable pre-NT4 on a platform the previously
> supported it.

ok, thanks. I'll communicate that.

It's a new feature, so people will not know what's going on, but they
already asked about tablespace. And maybe someone wants to test that on
his WinME laptop.
-- 
Reini Urban
http://xarch.tu-graz.ac.at/home/rurban/

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