|From:||Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>|
|Subject:||Re: system administration functions with hardcoded superuser checks|
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On 12/18/12 12:09 PM, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> There are some system administration functions that have hardcoded
> superuser checks, specifically:
> Some of these are useful in monitoring or maintenance tools, and the
> hardcoded superuser checks require that these tools run with maximum
> privileges. Couldn't we just install these functions without default
> privileges and allow users to grant privileges as necessary?
This is still being debated, but just for the heck of it, here is a
patch for how this implementation would look like.
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