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Re: BUG #2000: psql does not prompt for password

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Todd <tdoolitt(at)comcast(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #2000: psql does not prompt for password
Date: 2005-10-27 14:13:49
Message-ID: 200510271413.j9REDnX00839@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Todd wrote:
> 
> The following bug has been logged online:
> 
> Bug reference:      2000
> Logged by:          Todd
> Email address:      tdoolitt(at)comcast(dot)net
> PostgreSQL version: 8.1 Beta 4
> Operating system:   Windows Xp home
> Description:        psql does not prompt for password
> Details: 
> 
> psql -U postgres does not prompt for password and responds with...
> 
> psql: FATAL: password authentication failed for user "postgres".
> 
> even when I pass the -W option it doesn't prompt for password and gives me
> the error above.  I deleted and recreated my cluster and get the same
> result.  I can connect to the database using PgAdmin as user postgres.

I have no idea what is causing this, but I have never heard of this
problem before.

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