2010/10/21 Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us>: > Alvaro Herrera <alvhe...@commandprompt.com> writes: >> Excerpts from Cédric Villemain's message of jue oct 21 16:01:30 -0300 2010: >>> I agree this is interesting information to get, but wonder how >>> pg_config can know that and it looks to me that this information as >>> nothing to do in pg_config.... >>> >>> pg_config is all about installation, socket_dir is a postgresql.conf >>> setting. > >> Yeah -- how is pg_config to know? All it can tell you is what was the >> compiled-in default. > > That's what I wanted, actually. If you've set a non-default value in > postgresql.conf, SHOW will tell you about that, but it fails to expose > the default value. > >> Maybe you should go the SHOW route. The user could connect via TCP and >> find out the socket directory that way. > > Yeah, the SHOW case is not useless by any means.
I think adding this to pg_config is sensible. Sure, the user could have moved the socket directory. But it's a place to start looking. So why not? -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers