Andres Freund <> writes:
> On 2013-11-20 10:48:20 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>> constraining what can be executed as a "standalone backend".  Would
>> it work to insist that psql/pg_dump launch the program named postgres
>> from the same bin directory they're in, rather than accepting a path
>> from the connection string?

> But why do we want to start the server through the connection string
> using PQconnectb() in the first place? That doesn't really seem right to
> me.
> Something like PQstartSingleUser(dsn) returning a established connection
> seems better to me.

That just pushes the problem up a level --- how are you going to tell
psql, pg_dump, or other programs that they should do that?

                        regards, tom lane

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