postgresql patch

Jason Helfman jhelfman at
Fri Dec 17 01:20:10 UTC 2010

Hi Palle,

Myself and Phil here at experts-exchange worked on a what we think to be a
great patch that could in theory be considered for the other postgresql

The initial patch was not good, and I understand why that hasn't been
considered. I put a follow-up patch, but found that did break as you pointed

Today we put in a patch that fixes all of it, and makes the user, group and
id configurable. Builds cleanly in Tinderbox, as well.

We look forward to your comments on this.


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 08:38:02AM +0100, Palle Girgensohn thus spake:
>I'll check it out, but I believe a correct patch is not quite as simple, it
>needs some tuning when installing files as well, but I may be wrong.
>--On 15 november 2010 17.44.27 -0800 Jason Helfman
><jhelfman at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I was hoping you would be able to consider implementing this PR
>> (ports/113707) in all applicable versions if possible?
>> This patch makes the postgresql_user a tunable variable.
>> As it stands now, we are maintaining this internally due to this issue,
>> and would rather release internal maintainership for such a small issue.
>># diff files/ files/
>> 36c36
>> < postgresql_user=${postgresql_user:-"pgsql"}
>> ---
>>> postgresql_user=pgsql
>> This patch has been on "over to maintainer" since 2007, and was hoping
>> you would have a moment to look at this.
>> Thanks so much,
>> Jason

Jason Helfman
System Administrator

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