"Simon Riggs" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On Sat, 2006-11-04 at 13:29 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Looking back in the archives, I note that one of the arguments for
>> making the server use relative paths everywhere was so that it'd be
>> robust against things like DBAs moving directories that contain live
>> postmasters.  If we provide a %P option, or otherwise encourage people
>> to write scripts that depend on the absolute path of $PGDATA, we'd lose
>> some of this robustness.

> I think I can fulfil Bernd, Florian and Martijn's wishes by supplying an
> additional substitutable parameter %d which is replaced by the DataDir.

This fails to respond to the concern that DataDir might be out-of-date.

                        regards, tom lane

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