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Re: Pet Peeves?

From: rhubbell <Rhubbell(at)iHubbell(dot)com>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Pet Peeves?
Date: 2009-01-29 17:19:15
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I'm a new user to PostgreSQL so mine's fresh from doing an install recently.

In /etc/postgresql/8.3/main/pg_hba.conf

# METHOD can be "trust", "reject", "md5", "crypt", "password", "gss", "sspi",
# "krb5", "ident", "pam" or "ldap".  Note that "password" sends passwords
# in clear text; "md5" is preferred since it sends encrypted passwords.

So I chose md5 but it will not work, seems like a basic thing. So I am
forced to use "trust".  These are the kinds of things that wear down
busy people trying use the software. Maybe this is a documentation
enhancement or bug.

You say:
"I have a pretty good idea what some them are"

What's your list so far?

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 13:16:17 +0000
Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> wrote:

> I'm putting together a talk on "PostgreSQL Pet Peeves" for discussion at
> FOSDEM 2009 this year. I have a pretty good idea what some them are of course,
> but I would be interested to hear if people have any complaints from personal
> experience. What would be most interesting is if you can explain an example of
> when the problem caused real inconvenience to you, since sometimes it's hard
> to see from a theoretical description where the real harm lies.
> So, what do people say? Is Postgres perfect in your world or does it do some
> things which rub you the wrong way?
> Feel free to respond on-list or if you prefer in personal emails. I do intend
> to use the ideas you give in my presentation so mark anything you wouldn't be
> happy to see in a slide at a conference some day.
> -- 
>   Gregory Stark
>   EnterpriseDB
>   Ask me about EnterpriseDB's Slony Replication support!
> -- 
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