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ax_pgsql_priv_root

Synopsis

AX_PGSQL_PRIV_ROOT(DB, USER, [HOST], [PASSWORD], [ACTION_IF_FAILED], [ACTION_IF_OK])

Description

This macro checks wether the given PostgreSQL user has root privileges (can create and drop databases) It is recommended to first call AX_CHECK_PGSQL_DB, this makes it easier to locate the cause of error. The macro AX_PROG_PGCLIENT is required by this one.

The variable $pgclient_root_call is set for later use in Makefiles, if you’d like to make use of this, you must do

  AC_SUBST(pgclient_root_call)

after having called AX_CHECK_PGSQL_PRIV_ROOT. You can then do something like the following in your Makefile.am:

  @pgclient_root_call@ -f file.sql

If you want the user to set the data, you should support something like these configure options:

  AC_ARG_WITH(pgsql-host,
          [  --with-pgsql-host=HOST               server is running on HOST @<:@local socket@:>@],
          [pg_host=$withval], [pg_host=])
  AC_ARG_WITH(pgsql-db,
          [  --with-pgsql-db=DBNAME               use database DBNAME @<:@test@:>@],
          [pg_db=$withval], [pg_db=test])
  AC_ARG_WITH(pgsql-root-user,
          [  --with-pgsql-root-user=USER          use user USER, must have root (all) privileges @<:@postgres@:>@],
          [pg_root_user=$withval], [pg_root_user=postgres])
  AC_ARG_WITH(pgsql-password,
          [  --with-pgsql-password=PASSWORD       use password PASSWORD @<:@none@:>@],
          [pg_password=$withval], [pg_password=""])

You can then call the macro like this:

  AX_CHECK_PGSQL_PRIV_ROOT([$pg_db], [$pg_root_user], [$pg_host], [$pg_password], [AC_MSG_ERROR([We need root privileges on database!])])

Source Code

Download the latest version of ax_pgsql_priv_root.m4 or browse the macro’s revision history.

License

Copyright © 2008 Moritz Sinn moritz@freesources.org

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