Tom Lane wrote:
While I will agree with you on sendmail and named, Apache is often run more than once with different options.mlw <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:Here is the test, configure a server, with sendmail, named, apache, and PostgreSQL. Tell me which of these systems doesn't configure right.AFAIK, only one of those four is designed to support multiple instances running on a single machine. This is not unrelated.
Furthermore, I hate to keep bringing it up, Oracle does use the configuration file methodology.
Tom, I just don't understand why this is being resisted so vigorously. What is wrong with starting PostgreSQL as:
postmaster -C /etc/postgresql.conf
UNIX admins would love to have this as a methodology, I don't think you can deny this, can you? I, as a long term PG user, really really want this, because in the long run, it makes PostgreSQL easier to administer.
If a patch allows PG to function as it does, but also allows a configuration file methodology, why not?