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Re: [GENERAL] Question on the 8.0Beta Version

From: "Scott Marlowe" <smarlowe(at)qwest(dot)net>
To: "Davide Negri" <davide(dot)negri(at)zeropiu(dot)it>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Question on the 8.0Beta Version
Date: 2004-10-24 01:06:21
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On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 00:59, Davide Negri wrote:
> Hello, 
> 
> i have installed postgres 8.0 beta3 as a program on my pc on windows
> xp. I have read on the installation note file that postgres server
> will not run with administrative permissions. I have read on your
> forum that this happened because i have installed the beta version: is
> it true that this happen only with the beta version? When will you
> plan to release the production version? 

I think you may have misunderstood the docs.  PostgreSQL doesn't run
under any account that has machine admin / root privelages because that
makes any small security issue in postgresql into a root level exploit,
and that's a bad thing.


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