Dear OpenForis team,

please, how it is possible to gain superuser privileges in sepal terminal (amazon instance)? I would like to test installation of PostgreSQL+PostGIS in that instance.

My login user is not in the sudoers file and I do not know root password.

Thank you, with best regards, Ji?í.

asked 25 Apr '19, 08:09

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Dear Jiri

We are not giving superuser privilege because that would open the possibility for users to mess up the platform.

Can you tell us what you want to install specifically ? We could make it available for all in the next release.

Best Remi

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answered 25 Apr '19, 09:38

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Dear Remi, thank you for your response.

On sepal, each user has their own platform, right? So the risk is only messing up their own "instance"... it is question whether this protection over-weights limits in installation of SW from rich open source repositories... For example gives possibility to install software using sudo (see chapter 6.2 Software and library installation).

Regarding PostgreSQL this packages could be beneficial:

  • PostgreSQL (maybe from pgdg repo?)
  • PostGIS (extension enabling spatial data types)
  • some procedural languages: plr, plpythonu

Maybe some users would like to install other extensions or manage their own development with extension mechanism, but for that is is necessary to do "sudo make install".

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