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Re: Backend working directories and absolute file paths

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Backend working directories and absolute file paths
Date: 2005-06-30 18:31:01
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David Fetter wrote:

>On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:42:59AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
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>>Renaming data directories around is not that uncommon,
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>With all due respect, I believe that this falls under the category of
>prying off cover plates.  When people do this, they're responsible for
>knowing what they're about, and taking the consequences if they don't.
>
>In other words, it's pilot error, and that's Not Our Problem.
>
>  
>

We provide many defences against pilot error. So does the Air Force - 
that's part of why you see pilots wearing parachutes.

More to the point, there's not much compelling reason *not* to do this.

cheers

andrew

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