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Re: [HACKERS] Question on the 8.0Beta Version

From: Adrian Maier <adrian(dot)maier(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Davide Negri <davide(dot)negri(at)zeropiu(dot)it>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Question on the 8.0Beta Version
Date: 2004-10-26 06:13:54
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On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 08:59:56 +0200, Davide Negri
<davide(dot)negri(at)zeropiu(dot)it> wrote:
> Hello, 
> i have installed postgres 8.0 beta3 as a program on my pc on windows xp. I
> have read on the installation note file that postgres server will not run
> with administrative permissions. I have read on your forum that this
> happened because i have installed the beta version: is it true that this
> happen only with the beta version? When will you plan to release the
> production version? 

The fact that postgres cannot be run by Administrator is not a
"limitation" of the beta version. This is the intended behaviour
and i don't think that it would change. In UNIX, postgres
reacts the same way: it refuses to start when run by root
(root is the admin user) because it is a bad practice to start
services as root - for security reasons. This idea might be
unfamiliar for the windows users who are used to run 
everything with admin rights...
(In fact, we are talking about a feature: a user does not need 
to be administrator in order to run PostgreSQL).

Best wishes,
Adrian Maier

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