In article <20754(dot)1086790815(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,
Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>Depends which startup script you are using. I know that up till
>recently the Red Hat init script did
> su -l postgres -s /bin/sh -c "pg_ctl start ..."
>and because it forced /bin/sh, anything you might have put in say
>~postgres/.bash_profile wouldn't get read. You can just take out
>that -s switch though.
Actually, I think it's that bash is broken (well, it is if you ask me, but
not if you ask Chet Ramey). At least it was circa 2001 when I last looked
at this issue.
I had to ask -l to get my init scripts to work (that is, to source .profile
when started with su - ).
Mike Castle dalgoda(at)ix(dot)netcom(dot)com www.netcom.com/~dalgoda/
We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan. -- Watchmen
fatal ("You are in a maze of twisty compiler features, all different"); -- gcc
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