On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, J. M. Brenner wrote: > > "Christopher Kings-Lynne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > Okay, here's one: most Unix systems store all of the configuration > > > files in a well known directory: /etc. These days it's a hierarchy of > > > directories with /etc as the root of the hierarchy. When an > > > administrator is looking for configuration files, the first place he's > > > going to look is in /etc and its subdirectories. > > > No goddammit - /usr/local/etc. Why can't the Linux community respect > > history!!!! > > > > It is the ONE TRUE PLACE dammit!!! > > Well, to the extent that you're serious, you understand that > a lot of people feel that /usr/local should be reserved for > stuff that's installed by the local sysadmin, and your > vendor/distro isn't supposed to be messing with it. > > Which means if the the vendor installed Postgresql (say, the > Red Hat Database) you'd expect config files to be in /etc. > If the postgresql is compiled from source by local admin, > you might look somewhere in /usr/local.
Then why not ~postgres/etc ?? Or substitute ~postgres with the db admin user you (or the distro) decided on at installation time. Gives a common location no matter who installed it or where it was installed. Vince. -- Fast, inexpensive internet service 56k and beyond! http://www.pop4.net/ http://www.meanstreamradio.com http://www.unknown-artists.com Internet radio: It's not file sharing, it's just radio. ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 6: Have you searched our list archives? http://archives.postgresql.org