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Re: config files in /data

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: config files in /data
Date: 2000-05-31 17:18:17
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> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> > Bruce Momjian writes:
> >> Seems we should have pg_hba.conf and other files in a separate
> >> directory, not /data.
> > I think the internal files, such as pg_control should be in data/base/
> > instead, so as to not mix them up with user-editable files such as
> > pg_hba.conf, `configuration' (as of 3 min ago), ident, and password files.
> Doesn't that pose a risk of collision with user-chosen database names?
> Rather than restricting database names, we should keep these files in
> a different subdirectory.  I agree that it's a good idea to separate
> them from the directly-editable config files, just not to put them in
> data/base/ ...

Yes, seems user-editable files should go in pgsql/etc or pgsql/config.

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