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Re: Upgrading from < 8.1 with users and groups with same name

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Martin Pitt <martin(at)piware(dot)de>
Cc: PostgreSQL Bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Upgrading from < 8.1 with users and groups with same name
Date: 2005-12-30 15:11:14
Message-ID: 12003.1135955474@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Martin Pitt <martin(at)piware(dot)de> writes:
> Tom Lane [2005-12-29 22:20 -0500]:
>> I think the only real problem here is that the role ends up with
>> NOLOGIN set, which we could probably fix by reordering the commands;

> It will also lead to confusion, especially if the user is not in the
> group with the same name. If the admin assigned different privileges
> to the group and to the user, then collapsing them into one role
> would change the privileges for the members of the group, or not?

It would, but that would have been a really confusing situation to start
with.  I'm not finding this a compelling concern.

			regards, tom lane

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