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[Gnumed-devel] cross bootstrapping at its best

From: Sebastian Hilbert
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] cross bootstrapping at its best
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 19:30:22 +0200
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While working on the Mac I thought now that the client works for me what about 
the server and postgresql ?

I always tell everyone we are so cross platform. An you bet we are.

I grabbed the postgresql installer from and 
installed it. It actually gives you a nice set of graphical client tools to 
start/stop the server.

Because I didn't know where the installer put the files and the bootstrapper 
for the mac was not yet quite ready I used cross bootstrapping.

Linux came to my rescue. I simply changed the destination IP address for the 
Mac in the bootstrap conf files and started

It complained that the mac doesn't let me connect so i had to change the 
pg_hba.conf in /Library/PostgreSQL8/data/ to accept incoming coonections from 
my trusty linux.

Automagically a database v6 was created on the Mac and I was actually able to 
use that one.

Now beat that. We are now officially cross platform in every sense of the 
word. Cross bootstrapping rocks.

If you take that idea one step further this means we can actually *remote 
update*. No need for the user to pull the update files. We can simply update 
*their* database from *our* computers.

Now that gives remote control a new perspective in terms of support.
Sebastian Hilbert 
Leipzig / Germany
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