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Re: links to logs in /etc? (/etc/postgresql/7.4/main/log)

On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 18:59 -0700, Erik Steffl wrote:
>    it's a bit off topic but could you please explain how does the name 
> /etc/postgresql/7.4/main/log indicate it was created by 
> postgresql-common (as opposed to any other postgrsql-* packages, e.g. 
> postgresql-7.4 seems like a good candidate as well)?

Sorry; I mean that it indicates it to those with the requisite knowlege,
not that it is obvious from the name.

postgresql-common is the package that ties together postgresql-7.4,
postgresql-8.0 and packages for as yet nonexistent upstream versions and
enables them to run concurrently.  It therefore builds the structures
that accomplish this.

>    What does /usr/bin/pg_createcluster have to do with anything? 

It is the script that builds the cluster structure.

> OK, so 
> I looked at it and the script actually creates that link 
> (/etc/postgresql/7.4/main/log), seems pretty evil. Any ideas why would 
> anybody do it?

I'm not sure why Martin chose to put a log link in /etc, which is why I
have not addressed that point.
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