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Re: how to check objects dependency??

From: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Jessica Richard" <rjessil(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: how to check objects dependency??
Date: 2007-10-31 16:04:45
Message-ID: dcc563d10710310904q3273b89ep49d572e6087e0211@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On 10/31/07, Jessica Richard <rjessil(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
> I am trying to drop a user but it complained with the following message:
>
> ERROR:  role "joe" cannot be dropped because some objects depend on it
> DETAIL:  1 objects in database Jan_test
> 1 objects in database Jan
>
> this user does not own any tables in those two databases. Is there any
> command I can use to check all the dependencies on this user?

What version of pgsql are you running?  In 8.2 I get a more useful
error message for a table that is owned by a user, i.e.:

ERROR: role ... cannot be dropped ...
DETAIL: owner of table <tablename>

Have you looked in the logs to see if something like that shows up in them?

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