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Re: Postgres installataion in SUSE 7.0, lacking dirs i ~postgres/data

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Lars Forseth <larsf(at)powertech(dot)no>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org, suse-linux-e-help(at)suse(dot)com
Subject: Re: Postgres installataion in SUSE 7.0, lacking dirs i ~postgres/data
Date: 2001-03-20 21:22:40
Message-ID: 12886.985123360@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Lars Forseth <larsf(at)powertech(dot)no> writes:
> /usr/bin/postmaster does not find the database system.  Expected to find it 
> in the PGDATA directory "~postgres/data", but unable
> to open file with pathname "~postgres/data/base/template1/pg_class".

Looks to me like you're launching postmaster from a plain Bourne shell
that doesn't know the shorthand ~user for user's home directory.  Try
spelling out the exact path name in the invocation script.

			regards, tom lane

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