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in linux, what user do i install postgres under?

From: "Fred Parkinson" <FredP(at)abag(dot)ca(dot)gov>
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Subject: in linux, what user do i install postgres under?
Date: 2010-11-15 21:45:47
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I am a windows user that is trying to switch to linux.
I want to install postgresql on my local machine (suse linux) as part of a development environment.
My question is: what user do I install postgres under?  I know postgresql creates a postgres user, so I can't create that from the beginning and install from that account.  So, what is the relation between the account I install under, and postgresql?  Can I use any login, do I need to log in as root, or is there some other user/capability I should sign on with to install postgresql under?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Fred Parkinson
Application Programmer
Association of Bay Area Governments


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