> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Browne [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: 13 February 2003 13:33
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] location of the configuration files
> In the last exciting episode, [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Curt Sampson) wrote:
> > On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, Peter Bierman wrote:
> >> What do you gain by having the postmaster config and the database
> >> data live in different locations?
> > You can then standardize a location for the configuration files.
> > Everybody has room in /etc for another 10K of data. Where you have
> > room for something that might potentially be a half
> terrabyte of data,
> > and is not infrequently several gigabytes or more, is pretty
> > system-depenendent.
> Ah, but this has two notable problems:
> 1. It assumes that there is "a location" for "the configuration files
> for /the single database instance./"
> If I have a second database instance, that may conflict.
> 2. It assumes I have write access to /etc
> If I'm a Plain Old User, as opposed to root, I may only have
> read-only access to /etc.
> These conditions have both been known to occur...
So we can presumably allow the location to be overridden with a
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