"Joshua D. Drake" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Christopher Browne wrote:
>> That won't help; that would introduce the "embarrassment" of having a
>> known default password.

> No it wouldn't unless the packagers set it up to do that. My point is 
> that when a packager (or source) runs initdb, it would prompt for the 
> postgres user password.

Practically every existing packaging of PG tries to run initdb as a
hidden, behind-the-scenes, definitely not-interactive procedure.

                        regards, tom lane

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