making postgres easier to use for novices

John Pugh john.pugh at
Mon Jun 15 12:05:31 UTC 2009

On 06/15/2009 07:39 AM, Николай Бочев wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-06-14 at 15:58 -0500, Sean Fenton wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 15:30, Jan Claeys <lists at> wrote:
>>         This might be a topic for the ubuntu server team to address:
>> I recently installed PostgreSQL as part of the installation of OpenERP
>> Server [1] on Ubuntu Server 9.04 with no trouble whatsoever. I was
>> able to sudo su as the postgres user out of the box. That might be the
>> information the thread commenter above was missing.
>> I used an excellent tutorial from an OpenERP consulting parter & had
>> nary a hiccup [2].
>> [1]
>> [2]
> The point is exactly that. It's pretty easy to figure it out once you
> dig in for 5 minutes in google, but i know many ppl have turned out of
> postgres, just because they couldn't manage to log in straight away.
> It's a matter of making the script ask for a user/password and changing
> one line in pg_hba.conf.

Someone care to open a bug in launchpad against postgres with this

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