postmaster segfaults when pg_hba.cof is missing

From: Rudy Lippan <rlippan(at)remotelinux(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: postmaster segfaults when pg_hba.cof is missing
Date: 2002-12-12 18:13:18
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.44.0212121257550.6160-100000@elfride.ineffable.net
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Your name : Rudy Lippan
Your email address : rlippan(at)remotelinux(dot)com

System Configuration
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Architecture (example: Intel Pentium) : PII-400x4

Operating System (example: Linux 2.0.26 ELF) : Linux 2.4.19-gentoo-r9

PostgreSQL version (example: PostgreSQL-7.3): PostgreSQL-7.3

Compiler used (example: gcc 2.95.2) : 2.95.3

Please enter a FULL description of your problem:
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I know this is a broken install, but postmaster should not segfault when
it can't find a file.

postgres(at)war PGDATA $ ../pgsql7.3/bin/postmaster
LOG: load_hba: Unable to open authentication config file
"/usr/local/PGDATA/pgsql7.3/pg_hba.conf": No such file or directory
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Please describe a way to repeat the problem. Please try to provide a
concise reproducible example, if at all possible:
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rm pg_hba.conf

If you know how this problem might be fixed, list the solution below:
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