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Re: [BUGS] More SSL questions..

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net, pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [BUGS] More SSL questions..
Date: 2005-01-05 18:18:44
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Tom Lane wrote:

>"Andrew Dunstan" <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
>>Excellent. I would suggest that we allow an environment variable PGHOME to
>>override this on all platforms, falling back to the above on Windows and
>>HOME elsewhere.
>Given that this code is mainly used to find security-critical files
>(.pgpass and SSL certificates), I'm not sure that an override is a good
>idea.  I'm not dead set against it though --- any other opinions out

If that's a valid concern (and it might well be) then we shouldn't rely 
on any environment variable, including HOME - on Unix at least one could 
use getpwent() and friends.



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