On Jun 18, 2007, at 12:58 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
"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.

I know there's issues with using ident sameuser via TCP, but what about for filesystem socket connections?

As for the interactive/non-interactive, we could just leave that as an option to initdb, and make the default to ask for a password. Packagers would just need to feed the right option to initdb.
Jim Nasby                                            [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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