On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 10:35:41AM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:

> FHS or no FHS, I would think that the preferred arrangement would be to
> keep Postgres' config files in a postgres-owned subdirectory, not
> directly in /etc.  That way you need not be root to edit them.  (My idea

Besides, what are you going to do for people installing on a box
where they don't have root?  Are they going to need a whole mess of
extra directories in their private copy?

> of an editor, Emacs, always wants to write a backup file, so I dislike
> having to edit files that live in directories I can't write.)
> Here's a pretty topic for a flamewar: should it be /etc/postgres/ or
> /etc/postgresql/ ?

Wow, two flamewar topics in one mail.  I'm impressed.

Andrew "ed is the one true editor" Sullivan

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