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Re: [Gnumed-devel] trying to bootstrap database on Mac "Cannot bootstrap

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] trying to bootstrap database on Mac "Cannot bootstrap bundles."
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 10:28:14 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 12:29:52AM -0700, Jim Busser wrote:

> > If so, yes, the bootstrapper will fail to auto-connect
> > because it assumes:
> > 
> > - you are running as "root" (which you are) and can then
> >  su to "postgres" (we have tried to make the su Mac-compatible)
> > 
> > - OR are running as "postgres" (which is not recommended still)
> > 
> > - one can connect without a password (but with IDENT) by
> >  *being* "postgres" (which the script will try to become
> >  with help of su)
> > 
> > And the above does not contain a line to allow people
> > *being* (IDENT) "postgres" to connect without a password.
> > Thus, a password needs to be supplied - for which the conf
> > files do contain (disabled) provisions.
> Are you saying that in order for the bootstrapper to be able to autoconnect
> - the human runs as root and runs the bootstrapper


> - the bootstrapper does su to postgres

correct, but only as needed, the user shouldn't need to
worry about that

> - as (now) postgres, the autoconnect is possible


>       on Linux and Windows *without* need for the IDENT line

no, *because of* the IDENT line

>       on Mac only *with* an IDENT line

correct, just like on Linux/Windows

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