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Re: .pgpass

From: Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: ghaverla(at)freenet(dot)edmonton(dot)ab(dot)ca
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: .pgpass
Date: 2004-07-02 08:47:56
Message-ID: 1088758075.574.3997.camel@linda (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-novice
On Thu, 2004-07-01 at 18:26, ghaverla(at)freenet(dot)edmonton(dot)ab(dot)ca wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Jul 2004, Tom Lane wrote:
> > <ghaverla(at)freenet(dot)edmonton(dot)ab(dot)ca> writes:
> > > I'm running Debian unstable, and I keep getting a message from a
> > > cron job that wants to do.maintenance about no password being
> > > supplied.

> Well, if I 'su - postgres' from root, and then run
> 'psql template1' everything works fine.  I suppose I could edit
> the .pgpass to contain a bad password, and see if psql fails.  If
> I put a bad password in .pgpass, the attempt to try psql fails.
> So, psql is using .pgpass.

I suggest you edit /usr/lib/postgresql/bin/do.maintenance and add a line
  set -x
at line 2.  Then you will be able to see exactly what command it is
trying to run.

Oliver Elphick                                          olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk
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      God through our Lord Jesus Christ."       Romans 5:1 

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