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Re: CREATE USER

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Jaime Casanova <jaime(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: CREATE USER
Date: 2011-12-13 23:36:27
Message-ID: 201112132336.pBDNaRB21797@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Jaime Casanova <jaime(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> > I just notice that when you create a user using CREATE USER and give
> > the user the ability to create other users it gets created as
> > SUPERUSER.
> 
> Are you talking about the CREATEUSER option?  That is documented, quite
> clearly I think:
> 
> 	CREATEUSER
> 	NOCREATEUSER
> 
> 	These clauses are an obsolete, but still accepted, spelling of
> 	SUPERUSER and NOSUPERUSER. Note that they are not equivalent to
> 	CREATEROLE as one might naively expect!
> 
> The only way we could really make this any better is to remove these
> keywords, which might be something to consider.  The preferred SUPERUSER
> spelling has been accepted since 8.1 ... is that long enough to ensure
> everyone's converted their client-side tools?  Probably not :-(

How does this relate to people restoring pre-8.1 pg_dumpall dumps? 
Seems removing this option would cause the restore to fail.

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