On 08/26/2016 07:03 PM, David Fetter wrote:
On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 01:26:39PM -0300, Euler Taveira wrote:
initdb: we already have 'pg_ctl init' (since 9.0) and could remove initdb.
+1 for removing initdb.
We can't just remove it because pg_ctl actually calls initdb, so we
would have to move the code from src/bin/initdb to src/bin/pg_ctl. Which
is doable, but I assume we'd also change how we pass parameters to it -
right now we have to do this:
pg_ctl init -o "... initdb params ..."
But I assume we'd change this to regular parameters, if 'init' gets
merged into pg_ctl - otherwise we'd force users to construct the param
string only to immediately parse it (currently the "system()" call does
that for us, but we'd have to implement that in pg_ctl).
That however means that not only we break the scripts for all those
calling initdb directly (and there's quite a few of them, I'm sure,
exactly because it's simpler to pass the parameters directly), but also
for all those already using pg_ctl.
Tomas Vondra http://www.2ndQuadrant.com
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