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Re: [DB] Selecting preferred database [was: what about Database?]

On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 08:48:22AM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> My principal objection to this talk of automatically scanning for
> available database engines is that it ignores the fact that SQL servers
> are *servers*, that is, there's a client-server architecture here which
> doesn't require the database engine to be installed on the local host.
> In fact, at work we have centralized database servers that we connect to
> from a number of other machines, so any configuration tool that lets me
> choose from a list of locally-installed database engines is worse than
> useless to me.

Why not simply make a package called pgsql-remote or some such that asks for
the configuration(s) of the remote server(s) and then add them to the
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog@svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those that can do binary
> arithmetic and those that can't.

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