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Re: Group and Role Disagreement

From: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Group and Role Disagreement
Date: 2009-12-31 23:54:31
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On Dec 31, 2009, at 3:41 PM, Tom Lane wrote:

>> My question is: why is the group membership of the foo_bar, foo_baz,
>> and foo_yow roles not reflected in pg_group?
> Per the fine manual:
> The view pg_group exists for backwards compatibility: it emulates a
> catalog that existed in PostgreSQL before version 8.1. It shows the
> names and members of all roles that are marked as not rolcanlogin, which
> is an approximation to the set of roles that are being used as groups.

Ah, hadn't noticed that, thanks for the pointer to TFM.



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