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Re: BUG #6171: Sockets Issue

From: John R Pierce <pierce(at)hogranch(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #6171: Sockets Issue
Date: 2011-08-22 07:11:44
Message-ID: 4E520130.1080003@hogranch.com (view raw or flat)
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On 08/20/11 8:31 AM, Robert Hopek wrote:
> The following bug has been logged online:
>
> Bug reference:      6171
> Logged by:          Robert Hopek
> Email address:      rhopek(at)getnetworks(dot)com
> PostgreSQL version: 8.1.23
> Operating system:   CentOS/RHEL
> Description:        Sockets Issue
> Details:
>
> Why do you have the configuration option to change the pgsql socket (which
> we need to do for our jailed shell environment), but not have psql check the
> postgresql.conf file for the enablement of that location change so that psql
> would look there automatically? It seems very counter-productive. While
> psql, as well as functions in languages like PHP (pg_connect) allow for an
> override so that you could point it at the new location (when custom
> coding), existing software, such as phpPgAdmin, are stuck only looking in
> /tmp for it. We consider it a bug that the server supports a configuration
> option the clients do not inherently support by checking the configuration
> of the server.
>


libpq running in the client user's context usually has no access to the 
postgresql.conf file which is generally in a mode 700 directory owned by 
the service account.





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john r pierce                            N 37, W 122
santa cruz ca                         mid-left coast


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