[Mapbender-dev] install script handling

Christoph Baudson christoph.baudson at wheregroup.com
Tue Sep 15 10:02:32 EDT 2009

Hmmm I just found out that the install script in trunk is not up to date 

The script in 2.6 seems to be the current script. Will try again.

Christoph Baudson schrieb:
> Dear community,
> I'm still somehow puzzled what would be the standard way to install 
> Mapbender:
> (1) which user shall run the installer?
> (2) which db user shall be used?
> Here are my thoughts, please help me get on track
> (1) the user should be allowed to grant write permissions to the web 
> user, so the script must be run as a superuser
> (2) the success of the database access depends upon the settings in 
> pg_hba.conf (in PostgreSQL). I assume the default is "ident", which 
> leads me to the assumption, that there must be a corresponding db user 
> to the os user. I always create a superuser named after my os user, so 
> I don't have a problem. But if I want to use the db user "postgres", 
> this won't work. When does PostgreSQL ask for a password? And if so, 
> does it require the password for every single SQL file?
> The installer should be foolproof and self-explanatory. Please help.
> Thanks, Christoph

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