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Re: libpq: system-wide root.crt

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, Stephen Gran <sgran(at)debian(dot)org>, DSA list <debian-admin(at)lists(dot)debian(dot)org>
Subject: Re: libpq: system-wide root.crt
Date: 2010-09-23 22:41:39
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On tor, 2010-09-23 at 08:36 +0200, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> I wonder if we want to have a default value for this rather than
> disabling it when it's not specified by configure. But is there any
> kind of reasonable default that's not going to be
> platform/distribution specific?

I would like for us to find a way to do it without configure options.
Compiling in stuff is always weird.

I'm thinking, libpq could really use a global (and, for that matter, a
per-user) configuration file, where you could set defaults for some of
the things that you currently have to use environment variables for,
e.g., sslmode.  And then you can configure the system-wide root.crt
location there.

Alternatively, if you think that that is overkill, then using an
environment variable to configure this feature would be consistent with
the existing mechanisms.

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