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Re: Installing PG as a regular user?

From: Peter T Mount <peter(at)retep(dot)org(dot)uk>
To: Jeremy Buchmann <jeremy(at)wellsgaming(dot)com>
Cc: Carlos Moreno <moreno(at)mochima(dot)com>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Installing PG as a regular user?
Date: 2001-08-24 14:29:59
Message-ID: 998663399.3b8664e7155fe@webmail.retep.org.uk (view raw or flat)
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Quoting Jeremy Buchmann <jeremy(at)wellsgaming(dot)com>:

> 
> > I'm not sure this is the best place to ask this question, but
> > I tried .general, and the post was stalled and I think it
> > never made it to the newsgroup.
> 
> Try the Admin list...it's fairly active.
> 
> > I'm wondering if it is possible to install the postgres server
> > being a regular user (i.e., on a machine for which I don't have
> > root access)
> 
> I think so...the postmaster daemon runs as an unpriviledged user (it
> won't
> even run as root), so your only problem would be the actual
> installation
> (copying the files to the right spot).  The installation location is
> configurable, so you could probably do something like:
> 
>  ./configure --prefix=/home/you/db --etc,etc
> 
>  ./configure --help will tell you all of the options supported by
> configure.
> 
> I'm not sure if the JDBC/ODBC/Perl DBI stuff is location-independent,
> though.

JDBC & ODBC shouldnt as they are just clients (ie: don't know where the 
database is installed bar from the ip/host name & port).

Peter

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