Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> >> The problem boils down to the fact that libpq needs to find its data 
> >> files (in this case locale data, but it could be anything), but it 
> >> doesn't know its own location, so it can't use a relative path 
> >> reference as has been proposed.
> > I am wondering if we should use environment variables, and have our apps
> > use putenv() to set it to the proper relative path.
> *Our* apps are not the problem.  The problem comes when libpq is

Well, right now our apps don't work, so it is a problem.  Of course the
bigger problem is other apps.  How do libs find related files?  I can't
think if a common API for that.

> I can't say I care for the environment variable idea either; though
> there may not be any better alternative.

I think the best we can do is putenv() for our apps, and document the
variable for other apps.

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