Amit Kapila <> writes:
> Here what I have in mind is that:
> a. In pg_dump or other internal utilities where we want to use this
> feature, they should call PQenableStart()  or some other API before
>     calling PQConnect() which will indicate that it wants to operate
> as a standalone mode.
> b. In psql, if user specifies this special switch (
> 'standalone_datadir'), then internally we will call PQenableStart()
> and use postgres from same
>     directory.

Why would you make psql behave differently from our other command-line
clients?  That seems bizarre.  If we're going to use a special switch
to enable standalone mode, it should be the same on every program
that supports it.

                        regards, tom lane

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