Joshua D. Drake wrote:
Matthew T. O'Connor wrote:
Jim C. Nasby wrote:
As Tom mentioned, it's for newbie-friendliness. While I can understand
that, I think it needs to be easy to shut that off.

I understand that, but it seems the whole problem of people overwriting there data dir is because we initdb from the start script. If we installed the datadir during the RPM install, it would still be newbie friendly and would removed initdb from start script solving that problem.

initdb will not overwrite an existing installation.

Poorly chosen words. I meant, the problem where the start script will create a new data dir when it doesn't see that one exists even though one actually does exist it's just not available at the moment. Either way, if the start scripts never created a data dir, then there is no problem.

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