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Re: [7.0beta3] Bug in initdb

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Marc Baudoin <babafou(at)babafou(dot)eu(dot)org>
Cc: bugs(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [7.0beta3] Bug in initdb
Date: 2000-04-02 21:38:10
Message-ID: 200004022138.RAA13310@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Sorry but I couldn't find the bug-template file as indicated in
> item 1.13 of the FAQ.
> 
> I came across a minor bug in PostgreSQL 7.0beta3 on my NetBSD 1.4
> system when running initdb (compile was smooth):
> 
> initdb: data path must be specified as an absolute path
> 
> It seems the ! if this test takes precedence over the pipe:
> 
> if echo "$PGDATA" | grep -v '^/' > /dev/null 2>&1
> then
>     echo "$CMDNAME: data path must be specified as an absolute path"
> fi
> 
> This patch solves the problem:
> 
> --- initdb.orig       Sun Apr  2 22:32:40 2000
> +++ initdb      Sun Apr  2 22:28:21 2000
> @@ -282,7 +282,7 @@
>  # The data path must be absolute, because the backend doesn't like
>  # '.' and '..' stuff. (Should perhaps be fixed there.)
>  
> -if ! echo "$PGDATA" | grep '^/' > /dev/null 2>&1
> +if echo "$PGDATA" | grep -v '^/' > /dev/null 2>&1
>  then
>      echo "$CMDNAME: data path must be specified as an absolute path"
>  fi

Well the good news is it seems someone else fixed it.  Can you try 7.0
current and see if that is better.  Thanks.

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