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Re: [HACKERS] postmaster crash and .s.pgsql file

From: Andrew Martin <martin(at)biochemistry(dot)ucl(dot)ac(dot)uk>
To: hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] postmaster crash and .s.pgsql file
Date: 1998-01-29 20:22:57
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>    > I would opt for /var/run to store the pid files and have the name set to
> 	   That would assume that postmaster runs as root, which is not
>    allowed...has to be in /tmp somewhere
> No.  Make /var/run writable by some group (e.g., group pidlog) and put
> postgres (and other things like root or daemon or ..., whatever needs
> to log pid files) in that group.
> /var/run really is where a pid file should be.  I submitted a patch
> that would do this some time ago.  I'll resend it if there is
> interest.
> Cheers,
> Brook
BAD idea as it means one needs to have root access to install PGSQL.
This has always been a strong point that an ordinary user could
install it and play before having to convince system managers
that it should be installed globally.


Dr. Andrew C.R. Martin                             University College London
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