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Re: BUG #2993: The program "postgres" is needed by initdb but was not found ...

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Filippo Toso <filippotoso(at)libero(dot)it>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #2993: The program "postgres" is needed by initdb but was not found ...
Date: 2007-02-14 18:06:06
Message-ID: 20070214180606.GH26194@svr2.hagander.net (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 01:49:43PM +0100, Filippo Toso wrote:
> Dear Magnus,
> 
> > > The pgsql directory privileges are set to Everyone (Full Control).
> > 
> > Hmm. Bummer. I really thought that was it. Can you check the full 
> > directory tree up to the root directory as well, to see if there's 
> > someplace else there where the user couldn't get in withotu admin/pu?
> 
> The directory structure is the following:
> 
> C:\pgsql\bin\initdb.exe
> C:\pgsql\bin\postgres.exe
> 
> I have logged out and re-logged in as an user of Users group. As this user I
> can create/edit/delete all the files and directories in all the folders and
> subfolders of C:\pgsql\, I can start C:\pgsql\bin\initdb.exe and it works
> perfectly. If I try to do the same as Administrator, it fails.

This sounds a lot like the user is getting the permissions through
Administrators or Power Users. Note that Administrators !=
Administrator. If permissions are set with the group only, you will get
the error.

//Magnus

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