ALTER DATABASE ... RENAME: permission denied for superuser

From: "Alexander M(dot) Pravking" <fduch(at)antar(dot)bryansk(dot)ru>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: ALTER DATABASE ... RENAME: permission denied for superuser
Date: 2005-03-10 10:43:07
Message-ID: 20050310104307.GA24145@dyatel.antar.bryansk.ru
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Docs say: Only the database owner or a superuser can rename a database;
non-superuser owners must also have the CREATEDB privilege.

Looks like a superuser must have CREATEDB too:

fduch(at)~=# SELECT usesuper, usecreatedb from pg_user where usename = 'fduch';
usesuper | usecreatedb
----------+-------------
t | f
(1 row)

fduch(at)~=# CREATE DATABASE test owner stat;
CREATE DATABASE
fduch(at)~=# ALTER DATABASE test RENAME TO work;
ERROR: permission denied to rename database
fduch(at)~=# ALTER DATABASE test OWNER TO fduch ;
ALTER DATABASE
fduch(at)~=# ALTER DATABASE test RENAME TO work;
ERROR: permission denied to rename database

At last:
fduch(at)~=# ALTER USER fduch CREATEDB ;
ALTER USER
fduch(at)~=# ALTER DATABASE test RENAME TO work;
ALTER DATABASE
fduch(at)~=# ALTER DATABASE work OWNER TO stat;
ALTER DATABASE
fduch(at)~=# ALTER DATABASE work RENAME TO test;
ALTER DATABASE

PostgreSQL 8.0.1 on i386-portbld-freebsd5.3, compiled by GCC cc (GCC) 3.4.2 [FreeBSD] 20040728

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Fduch M. Pravking

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