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Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts
Date: 2009-08-19 20:31:47
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>> "# What to use to start up the postmaster (we do NOT use pg_ctl for this,
>> # as it adds no value and can cause the postmaster to misrecognize a stale
>> # lock file)
>> DAEMON="$prefix/bin/postmaster"
> And?  That statement was and remains perfectly correct.  We don't use
> pg_ctl to start the postmaster in the Linux initscripts, either.

Then WTF do we have pg_ctl, and why do our docs tell people to use it?

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

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