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Re: help for:FATAL 1: configuration file `postgresql.conf' has wrong permissions

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: bonolin(at)yahoo(dot)com, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: help for:FATAL 1: configuration file `postgresql.conf' has wrong permissions
Date: 2001-07-20 21:10:46
Message-ID: 200107202110.f6KLAka18263@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> bonolin <bonolin(at)yahoo(dot)com> writes:
> >   I install postgres 7.1 on solaris 2.6(sparc cpu).And create some
> >   db,runing normal.Today,I want to restart the database,it report
> >   "FATAL 1: configuration file `postgresql.conf' has wrong
> >   permissions",I check and change the permission to 775 ,but fail
> >   either,can you help.I need your help.  Thanks!
> 
> A look at the source code shows it wants 744 or less.
> 
> This is probably overly restrictive; in fact, I would argue that there
> should be no such check at all.  We do not do runtime checks for
> permissions on any other files, and some of them are far more sensitive
> than postgresql.conf (password files for example).  Peter, what is the
> rationale for having this check?

Isn't the file in /data, which is 700.  Why do we care what permissions
we give it?

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