On 02/24/2012 06:31 PM, Daniel Farina wrote:
On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 10:21 AM, Peter Eisentraut<pete...@gmx.net>  wrote:
On fre, 2012-02-24 at 17:26 +0100, Sandro Santilli wrote:
We don't initdb with PostGIS regression testing framework
but I've considered doing it for this specific case and it stroke me
that even then we couldn't control SHAREDIR.
I would always create a new instance using initdb for test runs.  It's
easy and avoids all these problems.
Having been in this position once before in a different but similar
situation, there's one big caveat: initdb is *really* slow, so it is
really painful for people who write Postgres-linked code that is
compiled separately, whereby the initdb binary is stable.  The
frustration is not unlike when I have to run ./configure, except I had
to do it all the time, every time.

Really? Here's what I just got on a severely under-resourced SL6 VM:

   [andrew@xena ~]$ time /usr/pgsql-9.1/bin/initdb -A ident foo > /dev/null

   real    0m1.441s
   user    0m1.131s
   sys    0m0.309s

1.5s doesn't seem terribly slow.



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