Bruce Momjian <> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Yeah.  I think the only sensible way to do this would be to provide an
>> operating mode for the postgres executable that would just parse the
>> config file and spit out requested values.

> That would certainly solve the problem, though it would have to be
> backpatched all the way back to 8.4, and it would require pg_upgrade
> users to be on newer minor versions of Postgres.

I would just say "no" to people who expect this to work against older
versions of Postgres.  I think it's sufficient if we get this into HEAD
so that it will work in the future.

                        regards, tom lane

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