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Bug 8027 - Postgresql paths radically different from documentation
Summary: Postgresql paths radically different from documentation
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: postgresql
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 1999-12-28 19:38 UTC by cmitchell
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-13 21:58:31 UTC

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Description cmitchell 1999-12-28 19:38:37 UTC
Why are the installation paths for postgres so radically different from
the documentation provided by the developers of sql?

As a user trying to experiment with this dbms, following the documentation
becomes a real hassle when i cant find the files or the paths and
parameters differ so much.

I've also had difficulty finding any notes in the rpms that explain or
describe how to work with the differences.

Calvin Mitchell, IS Operations Mgr.
Makoff R&D Laboratories, Inc.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-13 21:58:59 UTC
The documentation is in need of updating. Meanwhile, the paths are changed
to preserve compatibility on upgrade with previous versions of postgresql.
FWIW the postgresql is packaged almost exactly as distributed from the
PostgreSQL Global Development Group.

Comment 2 Lamar Owen 2000-02-16 04:17:59 UTC
Please read /usr/doc/postgresql-6.5.2/README.rpm

Lamar Owen
WGCR Internet Radio
1 Peter 4:11

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