So did initdb execute without errors after you changed the home directory?
It looks like your postgresql.conf file is pointing Postgres to log to a
directory / file that the Postgres user doesn't have permission to write to.
[mailto:pgsql-admin-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Joe Barwell
Sent: Thursday, 21 June 2007 14:50
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] initdb problem
acorn$ sudo su postgres -c 'pg_ctl start -l logfile -D
sh: line 1: logfile: Permission denied
postgres cannot access the server configuration file
"/Library/PostgreSQL8/data:/postgresql.conf": No such file
Surely initdb should have created the configure file?
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