On 3/7/15 12:31 AM, Tom Lane wrote: > Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> writes: >> On 12/29/14 7:16 PM, Adam Brightwell wrote: >>> Given this discussion, I have attached a patch that removes CATUPDATE >>> for review/discussion. > >> committed this version > > Hmm .. I'm not sure that summarily removing usecatupd from those three > system views was well thought out. pg_shadow, especially, has no reason > to live at all except for backwards compatibility, and clients might well > expect that column to still be there. I wonder if we'd not be better off > to keep the column in the views but have it read from rolsuper.
I doubt anyone is reading the column. And if they are, they should stop. pg_shadow and pg_user have been kept around because it is plausible that a lot of tools want to have a list of users, and requiring all of them to change to pg_authid at once was deemed too onerous at the time. I don't think this requires us to keep all the details the same forever. -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers