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Re: CREATE USER

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Jaime Casanova <jaime(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: CREATE USER
Date: 2011-12-14 01:39:14
Message-ID: 201112140139.pBE1dEo03975@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Scott Marlowe wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 4:36 PM, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> True, but 1: that's a really old release, and you should always dump
> from the version you're going to not, going from, and 2: If you dumped
> with 8.1 from 8.1 you're likely to have plenty of other issues loading
> into later versions as well.  How about it's marked as deprecated to
> be removed in the next major release (9.1) and removed the one after
> that (9.2)?

Well, I know we support the new pg_dump dumping back to 7.1, but I don't
know what our policy is for accepting old dumps.

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  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>        http://momjian.us
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