PostgreSQL systemd config scheme change

Darin Perusich darin at darins.net
Mon Jun 23 19:29:23 UTC 2014


On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 06/23/2014 04:23 PM, Pavel Raiskup wrote:
>>
>> What seems to be better approach is to have real configuration file, such
>> one
>> for which '$ rpm -qc postgresql-server' would not be quiet.  Lets say:
>>
>>    $ cat /etc/postgresql/postgresql
>>    PGDATA=/some/other/place/than/default
>
>
> I think for Fedora, the file ought to be in /etc/sysconfig.

The packages from yum.postgresql.org leverage
/etc/sysconfig/pgsql/postgresql-VERSION. Theirs also leverages PGOPTS
so one can set additional CLI options, say if you want to place your
config files outside PGDATA with "-c
config_file=/etc/postgresql/postgresql.conf".

>> Would you see something bad on that approach (please, take into account
>> that
>> we would not stop supporting the old way, we just want to make future
>> configuration easier and straight-forward).
>
>
> It would be nice to have the option of installing and running multiple
> versions in parallel, just as with the Debian packaging.  Just saying. :-)
>
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