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Re: Thoughts on the location of configuration files

From: Thomas Swan <tswan-lst(at)ics(dot)olemiss(dot)edu>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: "'Bruce Momjian'" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Thoughts on the location of configuration files
Date: 2001-12-19 10:29:05
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Dave Page wrote:<br>
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      <pre wrap="">In keeping with some of the more modern daemons (xinetd,etc) you might want to consider something like /etc/pgsql.d/ as a directory name.   Where as most folders with a .d contain a set of files or a <br>referenced by the main config file in /etc.  This is on a RedHat system, but I <br>think the logic applies well if you are flexible the location of the base system config directory.   (/usr/local/etc vs /etc, etc.)<br></pre>
      <pre wrap="">I often wondered, if it is directory, why do they need the <br>'.d' in the name?  What possible purpose could it have except <br>to look ugly?  :-)<br></pre>
      <pre wrap=""><!----><br>Isn't this a RedHat thing anyway? Precisely why I use Slackware...</pre>
Perhaps... I just thought I'd mention it as an observation. &nbsp; Regardless,
being able to locate the config outside of the database directory is a Good
Thing (tm). &nbsp;I'm really in favor of the /etc/postgresql.conf and support
files being put in /etc/pgsql/ or some other system config dir,--with-sysconfdir={something}
as specified at compile time...<br>
      <blockquote>@sysconfdir@ = /etc ...<br>
postgresql.conf in @sysconfdir@ <br>
support files in @sysconfdir@/pgsql or someother place specified in postgresql.conf<br>

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