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Re: Pgsql 8.2.5 Installation

From: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Suresh Gupta VG" <suresh(dot)g(at)zensar(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Pgsql 8.2.5 Installation
Date: 2008-02-28 18:17:12
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On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 2:10 AM, Suresh Gupta VG <suresh(dot)g(at)zensar(dot)com> wrote:
> Hi team,
>  Actually, the installation of the PGSQL is done by root user only. Can
>  it be done with a normal user login? Does the user require any extra
>  permission from server side or DB side?

It depends.  If you are using a package manager of some kind, then it
is likely that the package management system would require root
access, or something like it.

OTOH, if you're installing from source then you don't need root
access, as long as you install it to directories that you, as a user,
have access to.

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