On 6/6/07, Ali, Luqman <luqman(dot)ali(at)sanmina-sci(dot)com> wrote:
> >I guess the question is whether that user has write access
> >to the target file-system(s) ...
> Absolutely, the user (i.e. me) will have write access to the target
> file-systems. Another question is does postgres user get automatically
> created with the installation of progress or will the sysadmin have to
> create that?
chown postgres /usr/local/pgsql/data
su - postgres
So, I guess that means it doesn't get created. Why are you
averse to installing as root, btw? I think it makes perfect sense
to have the postgres user only own the data directory. That way,
if you configure the config files to live in /etc and they aren't owned
by postgres (the user account) a potential attacker can't make changes
to permissible connections, for instance.
Please don't top post, and don't use HTML e-Mail :} Make your quotes concise.
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