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Re: the docs, and newbies.

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Jeff MacDonald <jeff(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: the docs, and newbies.
Date: 2000-11-04 20:39:05
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I wonder if we should call this the PostgreSQL "special" users, rather
than super?

> Hi,
> Yesterday, here at Pg.Inc I got a call from a prospective user
> about the documentation of Postgres. Particulary the install
> docs.
> The user brought up some points, that I always took for granted
> as "an experienced" unix user. Such as when it said "create a 
> superuser for postgresql" ..
> I know the first time i read this part of the docs i thought
> to myself .. hrmm do they mean auser with root privileges, but
> a different name, or just an ordinary user to do postgres stuff ?
> However the user said that to completly new users of [u | li]nux
> even adding a new user is something that not everyone wants.
> he said, that alot of people want to just be able to get a database
> running, and be able to do sql.. and not deal with the "system" as much.
> in my mind.. i can justify to my self "that's just not the way unix works"
> but to alot of people out there that don't have propeller hats like
> us.. it's not the way they expect htings to work.
> just wondering if there is any thoughts people have to make the install
> directions more appealing to "get people in" but at the same time
> experienced UNIX users can just ignore certain parts of the docs..
> ok well that was long winded.. 
> Jeff MacDonald,
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