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Re: help for:FATAL 1: configuration file `postgresql.conf' has wrong permissions

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: bonolin(at)yahoo(dot)com, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: help for:FATAL 1: configuration file `postgresql.conf' has wrong permissions
Date: 2001-07-20 21:30:16
Message-ID: 5142.995664616@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> Isn't the file in /data, which is 700.  Why do we care what permissions
> we give it?

Indeed.  I could understand having a postmaster-start-time check that
$PGDATA has mode 700 (initdb makes this true anyway, but having the
postmaster double-check is not unreasonable).  But I don't see why we
should expend cycles on checking the permissions of stuff inside
$PGDATA.

			regards, tom lane

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