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Re: [HACKERS] Path expansion in initdb

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Path expansion in initdb
Date: 2004-11-29 01:13:49
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> It used to be that calling
>     initdb -D /some/where
> suggested starting
>     postmaster -D /some/where
> and
>     ./mydir/bin/initdb -D ./mydir/var/data
> suggested starting
>     ./mydir/bin/postmaster -D ./mydir/var/data
> In the current sources, the path to the postmaster is fully expanded in 
> either case (resulting in something like 
> /home/peter/./mydir/bin/postmaster in the second case).  (Curiously, 
> the data directory path is not changed.)  I don't find this to be an 
> improvement.  Is there a reason for this change?

I have applied the following patch to address your concerns.  We needed
this anyway because we were not using native paths in the display.

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