Creating a user for postgresql

10 January 2004   2 comments   Linux

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This blog post is 14 years old! Most likely, its content is outdated. Especially if it's technical.

PostgreSQL This took some time to figure out (found answer here)and it might come in handy sometime in the far future so I write it down here and now.
To create a user for the postgresql database on linux you have to do that from the linux user called postgres.

This would not work:

peterbe@computer:~$ createuser peterbe

What you need to do is this:

peterbe@computer:~$ su -
...log in as root...
computer:~# su postgres
computer:/root$ createuser peterbe

Now I know!


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