Tom Lane wrote: > mlw <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > If no hba_conf and/or ident_conf setting is specified, the default > > $PGDATA/pg_hba.conf and/or $PGDATA/pg_ident.conf will be used. > > Doesn't anybody see the (a) inconsistency and (b) uselessness of this? > If you are trying to keep your config files out of the data directory, > it's hardly sensible to default to finding two out of three there. > > We should have a -C that specifies a *directory*, and all three config > files should be sought therein. The argument that that somehow forces > people to use symlinks doesn't convince me at all.
I think the issue here is that symlinks are OK to implement unusual configuration cases, and I think we can say having the three config files in different directories is unusual. I think you have to weigh the downside of using symlinks for rare configurations compared to the complexity of specifying the config file locations in three separate cases. I had thrown out the idea of putting the config files in their own directory _under_ /data, like /data/etc, so you could just symlink that directory to somewhere else. Makes backups of config files easy, and makes it initdb-safe, because only the symlink can be under /data. However, no one commented on it, so I assume they didn't like it. It seems like a nice middle ground to me. -- Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us [EMAIL PROTECTED] | (610) 359-1001 + If your life is a hard drive, | 13 Roberts Road + Christ can be your backup. | Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073 ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 2: you can get off all lists at once with the unregister command (send "unregister YourEmailAddressHere" to [EMAIL PROTECTED])