"Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:> True enough but perhaps that is a problem in itself. IMO, we should be > encouraging people to never touch the postgres binary.
I don't buy that at all. pg_ctl is useful for some people and not souseful for others; in particular, from the perspective of a systemstartup script it tends to get in the way more than it helps.
regards, tom lane