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Re: pg_config, pg_service.conf, postgresql.conf ....

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, "Mark Woodward" <pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com>
Subject: Re: pg_config, pg_service.conf, postgresql.conf ....
Date: 2006-02-21 15:15:36
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Mark Woodward wrote:
>> Also, I know I've been harping on this for years (literally), but
>> since the PosgteSQL programs already have the notion that there is
>> some static directory for which to locate files (pg_service.conf),
>> couldn't we also use this directory to include pg_hba.conf,
>> pg_ident.conf, and perhaps even postgresql.conf?

> Considering that pg_service.conf is a client configuration file and the 
> others are server configuration files, I don't think there is a causal 
> relationship between putting them one place or another, independent of 
> the individual merit of placing them in particular spot.

Indeed, such an arrangement would tie pg_service to a single server
(and/or prevent multiple servers from being run on a single box).
This proposal seems nonsensical to me.

			regards, tom lane

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