[Pkg-postgresql-public] Stretch pgpool_setup + pg_md5 path

Dan Thomson dan at astuteinternet.com
Thu Oct 5 19:23:35 UTC 2017

Hi everyone,

Though this has a high probability of being addresses, I did see an 
issue in a the regular Debian Stretch pgpool2 package, so I figure I'd 
bring it to your attention just in case.

I was playing with running the pgpool_setup script as I'm just figuring 
things out, and I noticed that pgpool_setup (a bash script) tries some 
non-Debian paths when trying to find binaries, but you can set a bunch 
of environment variables to fix all of these issues, except one: 
pgpool_setup looks to $PGPOOL_INSTALL_DIR/bin (PGPOOL_INSTALL_DIR being 
the install path, eg /usr, /usr/local, etc) for a "pg_md5" binary that 
gets installed in /usr/sbin.

Both pgpool_setup and pg_md5 exist in the same package, so I'm thinking 
that either the path for pg_md5 should be changed to /usr/bin or the 
script should be edited to /usr/sbin as a quick fix.

Anyway, this obviously easy to deal with on my end, but since this issue 
seems to exist in the stable Debian package, I thought I'd mention it.


Dan Thomson
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