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Re: [Gnumed-devel] OS-dependencies for successful bootstrapping of GNUme

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] OS-dependencies for successful bootstrapping of GNUmed
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:41:20 +0100
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On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 12:58:09AM +0000, Jim Busser wrote:

> > The python bootstrapper needs to run as root (or postgres)
> > because it needs to access PostgreSQL as postgres. That way
> > no PostgreSQL level password is needed for bootstrapping.
> But even despite that I ran as "root", the bootstrap kept failing

That must have had reasons other than what is suspected.

> until I
>       - uncommented (in .conf files) the prompt for the postgres password, and

There is no way to uncomment a prompt for a password ?

One can only supply it in the .conf file.

> > It must not. I am running bootstrap several times a day
> > for the last, what, twenty years ? as a regular user
> > using sudo.
> The last point above therefore depending on your being logged in as a system 
> user, for instance one among


> and also your having set yourself up in postgres to have gm-dbo ± postgres 
> superuser privileges?


In fact, on my development machine my regular system
user account does not have *any* PostgreSQL access.

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