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Re: PG vs MySQL

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "scott(dot)marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,Mike Nolan <nolan(at)gw(dot)tssi(dot)com>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Alex <alex(at)meerkatsoft(dot)com>, Frank Finner <postgresql(at)finner(dot)de>,pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PG vs MySQL
Date: 2004-03-29 21:36:46
Message-ID: 8979.1080596206@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"scott.marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com> writes:
> And while we're at it, maybe we should have a setting somewhere should 
> someone execute the famous "update pg_shadow set usesuper = false" that 
> someone did a while back to be able to force an account to be a superuser 
> account.

We already have an adequate solution for that one: shut down the
postmaster and run a standalone backend.  You are always superuser in
a standalone backend, so you can create a new superuser or just reverse
the UPDATE command.

			regards, tom lane

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