Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81366
can not connect to local database (pg_hba.conf syntax change?)
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem:
When starting to try to configure a new postgresql from scratch i noticed that
the createuser program didn't work when runned from the postgres user.
After some further investigation it seems like postgres no longer recognizes the
local all ident sameuser
After starting the server manually with '/usr/bin/pg_ctl start' as user
'postgres' i got the following message when trying to connect to template1 as
user user postgres:
parse_hba: invalid syntax in pg_hba.conf file at line 100, token "sameuser"
as a checkpoint I added
local all all trust
to pg_hba.conf, reloaded the configuration and I could then connect to the
database from localhost. (not surprising)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
always, at least on my system
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install and start postgresql-server
2. su to user postgres
3. try to use command 'createuser'
The program fails with the following error:
psql: FATAL: Missing or erroneous pg_hba.conf file, see postmaster log for details
createuser: creation of user "noa" failed
note the buglet in parse_hba, there are not 100 lines in the file in question,
but rather about 50.
Also, getting the error message from postgres was a little tricky. Perhaps
redirecting pg_ctl output to /var/log/pgsql would be a good idea
This problem still persists in postgresql-server-7.3.1-4 from rawhide
Happens to me aswell (pretty unsurprising). Bit of a PITA ... can't see any
mention of changes in the postgresql docs :(
Can the priority be raised on this? It basically stops you being able to use
postgres "out of the box", and even if following the instructions, as far as
I can see.
Trying to raise the prio :)
This problem is fixed in the latest 7.3.2-2 packages.