Subject: Re: MySQL Running as Ingres
To: None <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
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
summer 1980.

Now that rather gave things away, didn't it?