Give it up.  As long as we have -D, we will allow PGDATA. If you don't
want to use it, don't use it.


Kevin Brown wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > I just set PGDATA in my login and I don't have to deal with it
> > again.
> Duh....I just realized a reason you guys might care about this so
> much.
> It's because you want to be able to start the postmaster from within a
> debugger (or profiler, or whatever), and you don't want to have to
> mess with command line options from there, right?
> Sounds like fixing pg_ctl to use -D explicitly when invoking the
> postmaster is the right change to make here, since that's probably how
> the majority of the production shops are going to be starting the
> database anyway.  Takes care of the majority of the "visibility"
> problem and leaves PGDATA intact.  Thoughts?
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