On tor, 2010-10-21 at 16:59 -0400, Tom Lane wrote: > Actually, the only reason this is even up for discussion is that > there's > no configure option to set DEFAULT_PGSOCKET_DIR. If there were, and > debian were using it, then pg_config --configure would tell what I > wish > to know. I thought for a bit about proposing we add such an option, > but given the current state of play it might be more misleading than > helpful: as long as distros are accustomed to changing this setting > via > a patch, you couldn't trust pg_config --configure to tell you what a > given installation actually has compiled into it.
Presumably, if a configure option were added, they couldn't change it via patch anymore. Of course, there will be a transition period, but there will have to be one of some kind anyway. Btw., a configure option for this was rejected years ago to discourage people from actually changing the default. -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers