On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 2:22 PM, Joshua D. Drake <j...@commandprompt.com> wrote:
> After some further investigation and collaboration with #postgresql it looks
> like what we have here is an actual bug or at least improper implementation.
> Apparently, we use getpwuid on the euid to locate the 'home directory'. This
> is incorrect (as well as inconsistent to our own documentation) [1]. Our
> documentation says that dotfiles are ~/.whatever, and ~ on its own in shell
> means the value of $HOME, it does NOT mean the current user's homedir from
> getpwuid.
> It is also inconsistent with how other programs behave. For example if psql
> uses readline, and you change the value of $HOME, then readline uses
> $HOME/.inputrc whereas psql does not use $HOME/.psqlrc.

Sounds like the same issue that Rudolf Gavlas complained about in

Robert Haas
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