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Can't delete user

Can't delete user

Can't delete user

I am having some problems with managing users in postgreSQL 8.0.1.  I have a user that was set up with privilages to create users and databases.  When I try to connect to a database (or do anything) with this user I get the following error:

psql: FATAL:  user "adam" does not exist.

If I try to create the user adam again I get the following error:

createuser: creation of new user failed: ERROR:  user "adam" already exists.

If I try to delete the user I get:

dropuser: removal of user "adam" failed: ERROR:  user "adam" does not exist.

I have also tried by using the SQL commands DROP USER and CREATE USER, with similar results.  Is there some where that I can go and manually remove the user?  I am running postgreSQL 8.0.1 on gentoo linux

RE: Can't delete user

I recall having a similar problem a couple months ago. Those error messages look familiar....  I think in my case, the user name was capitalized when first set up.

RE: Can't delete user

Thank you for the post, I tried all sorts of permutations with capital letters and that still didn't work.  Any other ideas?

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