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Re: PGACCESS Error Relative Path @ export table

From: Brett Schwarz <brett_schwarz(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: jlt(at)wvinter(dot)net
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PGACCESS Error Relative Path @ export table
Date: 2002-07-31 13:32:08
Message-ID: 1028122329.25431.62.camel@thor (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 2002-07-31 at 05:55, John L. Turner wrote:
> Andreas Kretzer, wanted me to know...
> > On 30.07.2002 at 17:45 John L. Turner wrote:
> > >Hi:
> > >
> > >Newbe trying to learn pgaccess' import / export of tables
> > >
> > >ERROR
> > >"Relative Path not allowed for servers side copy command"
> > >
> > >Version downloaded today (Tuesday 30 July 02) was 0.98.8
> > >( even though the/pgaccess/lib/mainlib.tcl says 0.98.7 )
> > >
> > >I opened a test database, created with the command
> > >psql mytestdb <  /pgaccess/demo/formdemo.sql
> > >
> > >Open Data base with no local host given,
> > >AND with my local host IP #
> > >
> > >I did start postmaster with -i
> > >
> > >Then From Main pgaccess Menu: Database | Export Table
> > >Tried to export the table phonebook, received above ERROR
> > >
> > >I entered the path /home/jlt/phonebook.txt
> > >ERROR received.
> >
> > Are you sure that the error was the same? It might have been
> > 'access denied'. Try /tmp/phonebook.txt
> >
> > >Also tested ~/phonebook.txt
> > >Also tested 192.168.110.42:~/phonebook.txt
> >
> > Hmm... It should have been possible (except it is explicitly
> > catched by pgaccess. But of course the home directory
> > would have been that of the postgres backend processes'
> > user.
> >
> > Hope this helps
> > Andreas
> _________________
> Seem to have found the answer ( at least ONE answer that worked)
> 
> Turns out that the only directory that I have permission to write to is:
> /var/lib/pgsql/
> 
> I started the postmaster -1  as user  postgres
> 
> SO that leads to the bottom line Question:
> How does a user in postgresql obtain permissions to other directories ?
> 

This is at the OS level. Pgaccess is really only accessing the file via
the filesystem of the OS that you are running. You need to make sure
that the user you start PGAccess with has permissions for those
files/directories. For example, on Unix machines, you would use chmod.
If you are on a machine that is maintained by someone else, then you
would need to ask that person to set the permissions correctly for you.
 
> Thanks to anyone for a kick in pants to find the answer.
> 
> P.S. Why didn't the original message just say permissions not set for X user ?
> 

I just sent a patch in, so that it gives a decent error message. Not
sure if it will get applied or not...


> Regards to all that answered before,
> 
> John Turner
> 
> "Just because you do not know the answer
> does not mean that someone else does"
> Stephen J. Gould, {rip}
> 
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-- 
Brett Schwarz
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