[Techtalk] Installing Postgres

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Mon Nov 4 16:10:15 EST 2002

On Mon, 2002-11-04 at 15:02, Dan Richter wrote:
> I've installed PostgreSQL from RPMs. Everything installed fine. I guessed 
> correctly that I had to put the server start in /etc/rc.d/rc[2-5].d/, and I 
> started it manually. But when I tried to use Postres, it said:
>    psql: FATAL 1:  user "jack" does not exist
> Okay, that makes sense, I have to CREATE USER. But how do I tell Postgres 
> who the database administrator is (so that I can create accounts from that 
> account)?

You didn't mention the distirbution you use, but with Red Hat it's the
"postgres" user.

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