[rt-devel] A couple quick questions

Jesse jesse at fsck.com
Thu Apr 13 14:17:48 EDT 2000

Woould it be possible for the initdb.DB2 to check to see if it had already
been set up and if it hadn't to pick some "sane" defaults as determined by you?
While I'd like to give admins flexibilty, working out of the tarball with a minimum of hassle is an important criterion to consider.


On Thu, Apr 13, 2000 at 11:06:44AM -0700, Dylan Vanderhoof wrote:
> Hello Jesse,
> 	A couple quick questions involving the install process.
> It makes the most sense to me to have the user create the DB2 database and
> tablespaces, so that he can decide if he wants system or database managed
> tablespaces, etc.  Also, if the DB server is on a another machine, it also
> makes sense to make the use catalog the remote instance locally.  (DB2
> cannot do remote connects, you have to install a small DB2 instance on the
> local machine, which does nothing but relay data back and fourth between
> itself and the server, so it makes all DB2 calls to localhost as far as the
> API in concerned)
> Does that seem to work with you?
> There are just far too many variables in how people like to set up their
> databases for me to want to do that part in the Makefile/initdb scripts.
> Creating the tables, on the other hand, would be very easy to work once the
> empty database is created.
> Let me know if this seems to jive with your idea of the userfriendliness of
> RT and I'll start working on getting 1.3 to at least create the table in my
> DB server.
> Thanks,
> Dylan
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