Zdenek Kotala <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I'm playing with catalog upgrade via BKI format. I enhanced the pg_dump 
> of BKI output (not patch ready yet). I'm using it for some test now, but 
> I think It should be useful for some one other, for example some 
> application with embedded postgres should use own prepared BKI for 
> database init (with small enhancement in bootstrap mode) and this option 
> should help to prepare a BKI script from application template database.

This seems utterly useless :-(

The BKI file format was never designed to be general purpose --- as an
example, I do not believe it can cope with quotes or newlines embedded
in data values.  So as a target for pg_dump it's quite unsatisfactory.

Nor do I see a particularly good reason why add-ons would need to get
into the catalogs at the bootstrap stage, rather than using more
conventional, much easier-to-use SQL commands to add objects later
during initdb.  So "let's improve BKI" sounds like an exercise in
time-wasting, also.

                        regards, tom lane

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