> I rather like Tom's suggestion of include_if_exists.
include_if_exists certainly solves the recovery.conf/recovery.done problem. We can even phase it out, like this: 9.2: include_if_exists = 'recovery.conf' in the default postgresql.conf file. 9.3: include_if_exists = 'recovery.conf' commented out by default 9.4: renaming recovery.conf to recovery.done by core PG code removed. This gives users/vendors 3 years to update their scripts to remove dependence on recovery.conf. I'm afraid that I agree with Simon that there's already a whole buncha 3rd-party code out there to support the current system. --Josh Berkus -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers