Bug 54709 - No good way to start with extra options
Summary: No good way to start with extra options
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: postgresql   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-10-16 19:12 UTC by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-16 19:12:05 UTC
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2001-10-16 19:12:01 UTC
Description of Problem:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/postgresql startup script does not read any
configuration file for 'postmaster' options.  Therefore if one
needs to pass some extra, like '-i' to make database accessible
over a network, one has to edit this script one way or another.

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-10-16 19:19:05 UTC
You don't need them. You can set all these in /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf

Comment 2 Michal Jaegermann 2001-10-16 19:43:09 UTC
Indeed.  But this is not so obvious and easy for a beginner to find
that in documentation.   How about a comment to that effect in 
/etc/rc.d/init.d/postgresql, with references
to more extensive documents (section 3.4 in html docs and README.rpm-dist)
on the subject?  It is easy to find when known what to look for but
documents one is likely to read when starting clearly say that '-i' is

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