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Re: [HACKERS] postgres init script things solved

From: dg(at)illustra(dot)com (David Gould)
To: cbalciza(at)mail(dot)geocities(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] postgres init script things solved
Date: 1998-04-28 06:39:06
Message-ID: 9804280639.AA17293@hawk.illustra.com (view raw or flat)
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> >> > postmaster at boot time and stop it at halt/reboot. Excelent.
> >> > But it is made for postgres account running tcsh. I know nothing about
> tchs
> >> > and my postgres account defaults to bash. So (thanks to Steve
> "Stevers!"
> >> > Coile) I changed it to bash:
...
> >OK, but _I_ don't run bash. So someone else is now maintaining this
> >file? Why didn't we keep both forms in the file, with one commented out?
> >What are we trying to accomplish here??
... 
> About bash, it's the usual shell for regular users. I guess the start/stop
> script was meant for users who don't know/cannot write their own.

Perhaps we should write scripts for just plain old 'sh'. This is available
everywhere (sort of even on SCO).

If not that, bash might be a better choice than tcsh as it is perhaps more
common (we even run it on all our Solaris machines where I work).

-dg

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