On 1/6/07, Magnus Hagander <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Gurjeet Singh wrote:
> On Windows, if logged in as an Administrator, 'make check' fails with
> our standard error, saying:
> <quote>
> Execution of PostgreSQL by a user with administrative permissions is not
> permitted.
> The server must be started under an unprivileged user ID to prevent
> possible system security compromises.  See the documentation for
> more information on how to properly start the server.
> </quote>
> But, for some time now, a Windows' Administrator *can* run a postgres
> without having to create a normal user; he just has to use pg_ctl to do
> so. Thanks to code written by Magnus, pg_ctl gives up it's
> administrative privilges before starting the postmaster, and hence the
> postmaster runs without critical privileges.
> So I thought that 'make check' could also make use of that
> functionality, and hence this patch.

Per previous discussion with Tom (in the archives, but I can't get there
right now), this is the wrong way to do it. We lose the ability to kill
the postmaster if it fails.

I have a proper working solution in my tree that I will submit soon
along with the changes required to make pg_regress work in a non-msys
environment using MSVC.


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