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From: "pgsql-admin" <pgsql-admin(at)fc(dot)emc(dot)com(dot)ph>
To: joydip(at)cal2(dot)vsnl(dot)net(dot)in
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Date: 2001-03-20 03:19:50
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joydip(at)cal2(dot)vsnl(dot)net(dot)in writes:
>Dear Mike,
>    I am trying to create the user but it was giving folllowing errors
>    [postgres(at)ns data]$ su siddharta
>    su: user siddharta does not exist  
>    This is how I created the user........
>    [postgres(at)ns data]$ createuser siddharta
>    Enter user's postgres ID -> 567
>    Is user "siddharta" allowed to create databases (y/n) y
>    Is user "siddharta" a superuser? (y/n) y
>    createuser: siddharta was successfully added
>    I am looking 4 seriuos help.
>    Thanks in advance

from 'man createuser'
	createuser - Create a new Postgres user
and this will be stored it in the pg_shadow table.

as for the 'su', you cannot switch to the user unless it is
already added in /etc/passwd. you will have to use 
'useradd' for this. see 'man useradd'.

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