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Re: BUG #5304: psql using conninfo fails in connecting to the server

From: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5304: psql using conninfo fails in connecting to the server
Date: 2010-02-01 08:31:03
Message-ID: 4B669147.3080404@enterprisedb.com (view raw or flat)
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Fujii Masao wrote:
> In HEAD, psql using conninfo fails in connecting to the server as follows.
> 
>   $ bin/psql "host=localhost"
>   psql: FATAL:  database "host=localhost" does not exist
> 
> This is because the recently-introduced PQconnectStartParams()
> doesn't handle correctly the dbname parameter containing '='.

Hmm, I don't think that was ever really supposed to work, it was
accidental that it did. I certainly didn't realize you could do that.
The documented way to do that is:

bin/psql --host=localhost

-- 
  Heikki Linnakangas
  EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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