Subject: Re: MySQL Running as Ingres
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alistair Crooks <email@example.com>
Date: 07/23/1998 01:38:37
> On 23-Jul-98 Alistair Crooks spoke unto us all:
> # Obviously we need to change this to some user other than root, but I'm
> # not convinced that ingres is the correct one to change it to. Can't we
> # add a mysql user as part of the package build process, in the same way
> # that postgresql does? Or does that make it too difficult from the binary
> # package point of view?
> Just curious.. why do we ship a user ingres if it isn't the correct user to use
> for databases?
In much the same way that an Informix admin id would not be appropriate
as an Oracle admin id - it just seems wrong.
I believe that the passwd files have been shipped with ingres in them,
historically, for the use of University Ingres, which has been around
for a long time. I can remember a friend modifying the V6 version of
University Ingres to work on 32V (at Glasgow University). That was in
Now that rather gave things away, didn't it?