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Re: pg_upgrade fails for non-postgres user

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_upgrade fails for non-postgres user
Date: 2011-01-29 04:07:00
Message-ID: 201101290407.p0T470w02760@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Magnus Hagander wrote:
> I just tried doing pg_upgrade on a database when logged in as user
> "mha" rather than "postgres" on my system. And it failed. Even though
> the db was initialized with superuser "mha". The reason for this was
> that pg_upgrade tried to connect to the database "mha" (hardcoded to
> be the db username), and that certainly didn't exist.
> 
> When that was fixed, I realized the psql command to create the
> datanbases connect to database "template1" only to immediately switch
> to database "postgres", which also seems rather pointless.
> 
> Attach patch makes it connect to the "postgres" database instead of
> $USER, and then also changes the psql command to actually use it.
> 
> I know way too little about pg_upgrade to tell if this is fully safe,
> but it does fix the problem in my installation.

I will run tests and report back -- thanks.

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