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Re: Problems with initdb 8.0.1

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Rafael Martinez Guerrero <r(dot)m(dot)guerrero(at)usit(dot)uio(dot)no>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Problems with initdb 8.0.1
Date: 2005-02-02 16:11:28
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Rafael Martinez Guerrero <r(dot)m(dot)guerrero(at)usit(dot)uio(dot)no> writes:
> If we install the binaries for postgres under /local/opt/postgresql/bin,
> initdb in this directory will be a symblink to
> "/local/store/bbking/.postgresql/ver-8.0.1/opt/postgresql/bin/initdb(at)386lin=
> uxlibc63=20
> and=20

> /local/opt/postgresql/bin/postgres will we a symblink to
> /local/store/bbking/.postgresql/ver-8.0.1/opt/postgresql/bin/postgres(at)386li=
> nuxlibc63.

This naming convention is broken.  Fix it by putting the platform info
into the path instead, perhaps

The symlink following code is necessary to support relocatable
installations, and we aren't going to change it.

			regards, tom lane

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