Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#14083 assigned enhancement

compatibility improvement for postgresql82-server

Reported by: apinstein@… Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version:
Keywords: Cc: jyrkiwahlstedt, Jonathan.Beall@…
Port: postgresql82-server

Description (last modified by jmpp@…)

For starting/stopping the server, you should do:

instead of

  su postgres -c "${PGCTL} -D ${POSTGRESQL82DATA:=/opt/local/var/db/postgresql82/defaultdb} start -l /opt/local/var/log/postgresql82/postgres.log"


  sudo -u $PGUSER sh -c "${DAEMON} -D '${PGDATA}' | ${LOGUTIL} '${PGLOG}' ${ROTATESEC} &"

The latter is the postgresql way now, and doesn't require the "postgres" user to have a login shell, which is more secure.

Also, when creating the "postgresql" user, set the shell to /usr/bin/false.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by jmpp@…

Description: modified (diff)
Milestone: Port Enhancements
Type: defectenhancement

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Cc: jwa@… added
Owner: changed from macports-tickets@… to mww@…

Sounds like a good idea. Assigning to / Cc'ing maintainer.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by apinstein@…

Thanks! Yeah, for what it's worth, we discovered this when installing macports postgres on a box where a different postgres had already been installed from source and installed according to the postgres instructions. So the system already had a "postgres" user with no shell, and the MacPorts postgres wouldn't run. The su vs sudo thing didn't cause any error messages to be shown, either, so it took a few hours to realize what was going on. Hopefully this will help save others some time and be more secure.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by apinstein@…

OH also one more thing, will this info make it into the other postgresql8x ports? Or do I need to report the bug there as well...

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by (none)

Milestone: Port Enhancements

Milestone Port Enhancements deleted

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by blb@…

Cc: Jonathan.Beall@… added
Port: postgresql82-server added

Cc reporter of dup #19972.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Owner: mww@… deleted
Status: newassigned
Version: 1.6.0

See #53012.

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