Bruce Momjian <> writes:

> Devrim GUNDUZ wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Wed, 2006-01-25 at 11:28 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> > > Devrim GUNDUZ <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > > > Attached is a patch which adds --quiet and --q option to initdb.
> > > 
> > > Why is this a good idea?
> > 
> > I was playing with 8.2 RPM init script and thought that instead of
> > directing the output to /dev/null, it would be better to use a command
> > line option for that. Also, we are designing a new installer project and
> > --quiet might help us.
> OK, as long as you understand that the patch should not be applied.  "It
> might be valuable" from only one person is not enough.

I always wondered why the Redhat init scripts thought it was a clever idea to
redirect the output to /dev/null. It seems like a pessimal user interface
choice. Every time I have to work with a Redhat machine where Postgres isn't
starting up the first thing I have to do is edit the init script so I can what
the problem is.


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