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Re: Remove pg_dump -i option (was Re: Proposed patch: synchronized_scanning GUC variable)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>, Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jonah(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Remove pg_dump -i option (was Re: Proposed patch: synchronized_scanning GUC variable)
Date: 2008-01-31 15:28:59
Message-ID: 8023.1201793339@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Am Donnerstag, 31. Januar 2008 schrieb Alvaro Herrera:
>> Effect: we would stop receiving complaints that an old pg_dump can talk
>> to a server that most likely is incompatible with it.  People would
>> learn on the spot that they must install the newer pg_dump.

> I think a more moderate measure might be to clarify the error message
> "aborting because of version mismatch  (Use the -i option to proceed 
> anyway.)\n"

I would be satisfied with that if I thought people would actually read
the message.  My complaint is really directed at certain admin packages
(and they know who they are) that invoke pg_dump *by default*, behind
the user's back, with -i.

			regards, tom lane

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