Skip site navigation (1) Skip section navigation (2)

Re: BUG #5475: Problem during Instalation

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: Craig Ringer <craig(at)postnewspapers(dot)com(dot)au>, Joel Henrique <joel(at)cefet-al(dot)br>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5475: Problem during Instalation
Date: 2010-06-09 14:50:47
Message-ID: (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-bugs
On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 6:09 AM, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
> Please provide a password for the database superuser (${superaccount})
> and service account (${serviceaccount}). If the service account
> already exists in Windows, you must enter the current password for the
> account. If the account does not exist, it will be created when you
> click 'Next'.

I think that's REALLY confusing.  It seems to me that asking for a
password which might be used either to log into an existing account or
to set the password for an account that's about to be created is not
very user-friendly at all.  And we get questions about it here
regularly.  Why not:

If (account exists)
  prompt user to log into account
  tell user account will be created, ask for account pw
prompt user for db superuser pw

Robert Haas
The Enterprise Postgres Company

In response to


pgsql-bugs by date

Next:From: Dave PageDate: 2010-06-09 14:52:54
Subject: Re: BUG #5475: Problem during Instalation
Previous:From: Robert HaasDate: 2010-06-09 14:43:11
Subject: Re: Invalid YAML output from EXPLAIN

Privacy Policy | About PostgreSQL
Copyright © 1996-2017 The PostgreSQL Global Development Group