=?iso-8859-1?Q?Secr=E9tariat?= <ets(at)rolland-fr(dot)com> writes:
> I edit /etc/rc.d/init.d/postgresql,
> and I replace the values for PGDATA with the path to my database.
> Now I can connect the PC when I use :
> service postgresql start
> It was due to an update from PG 7.3 to PG 7.4 who has modified the init
> script postgresql !
That's exactly why it's considered a bad idea to edit an init script
directly --- since it's a package-supplied file, it'll be overwritten
any time you update the package.
> Is it possible to avaid this problem by using the :
That's what it's for --- you put the variable definitions in there
instead, and they'll not be touched in a package update.
regards, tom lane
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