General Bug Report: pg_dump sets quotes wrong when dumping groups-acls.

From: Unprivileged user <nobody>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: General Bug Report: pg_dump sets quotes wrong when dumping groups-acls.
Date: 1999-05-03 11:18:13
Message-ID: 199905031118.HAA70469@hub.org
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Your name : Bernhard Weisshuhn
Your email address : bkw(at)weisshuhn(dot)de

Category : runtime: front-end
Severity : serious

Summary: pg_dump sets quotes wrong when dumping groups-acls.

System Configuration
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Operating System : Linux 2.0.36 ELF

PostgreSQL version : 6.4.2

Compiler used : gcc 2.7.2.3

Hardware:
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Redhat 5.2, custom-built postgresql (no RPM)

Versions of other tools:
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n/a

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Problem Description:
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When executing
% pg_dump -z somedatabase
and a database contains acl-permissions like
=> "GRANT ALL on sometable to group somegroup"
pg_dump incorrectly generates the line:
GRANT ALL on "sometable" to "group somegroup";
instead of
GRANT ALL on "sometable" to group "bosses";

The incorrect output generates errors when restoring
databases from the dump and fails to set the correct
permissions.

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Test Case:
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createdb grouptestdb;
psql grouptestdb -c "insert into pg_group (groname,grosysid,grolist) VALUES ('testgroup',1000,'{500}');"
psql grouptestdb -c "create table dummy (foobar int4);"
psql grouptestdb -c "grant ALL on dummy to group testgroup;"
pg_dump -z -s -t dummy grouptestdb

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Solution:
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Obviously, pg_dump does not seem to know about groups at all,
so it treats "group testgroup" as a user.
Sorry, this one is too hard for me to fix the right way,
maybe we could just check, if the userstring begins with
'group ' and alter the quotes accordingly, but this does
not look like a clean solution to me.

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