On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Tom Lane wrote:
> More generally, I do not like depending on postmaster environment
> variables --- our experience with environment variables for database
> locations has been uniformly bad....
> The existing secondary-location mechanism is horrible. Please do not
> emulate it...
Right. I get really, really worried about security issues when I see
something like "just specify an environment variable." Who knows what
the heck else is in the environment.
I'd really like to see that removed and replaced with a configuration file
or something similar.
Curt Sampson <cjs(at)cynic(dot)net> +81 90 7737 2974 http://www.netbsd.org
Don't you know, in this new Dark Age, we're all light. --XTC
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