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Re: initdb failing: Invalid binary "/usr/bin/postgres"?

From: Jason Tishler <jason(at)tishler(dot)net>
To: Davide Bruzzone <dbruzzone(at)attbi(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: initdb failing: Invalid binary "/usr/bin/postgres"?
Date: 2002-07-08 17:01:26
Message-ID: 20020708170125.GA792@tishler.net (view raw or flat)
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Dave,

On Sun, Jul 07, 2002 at 11:53:00AM -0600, Davide Bruzzone wrote:
> $ initdb -D /usr/share/postgresql/data
> [snip]
> initializing pg_shadow... FindExec: invalid binary "/usr/bin/postgres"
> FATAL 1:  /usr/bin/postgres: could not locate executable, bailing out...

I was able to reproduce the above problem by doing the following:

    $ chmod g-x,o-x /usr/bin/postgres.exe

> If I go and look in /usr/bin, I find postgres.exe, and postmaster
> (Which is a symlink to postgres.exe).

What is the output of the following?

    $ ls -l /usr/bin/postgres.exe
    -rwxrw-rw-    1 Administ Domain U  2708992 Jun 10 08:13 /usr/bin/postgres.exe
          ^  ^
          *  *

If it is the same as or similar to the above (i.e., missing group and/or
other execute permissions), then do the following to fix your
permissions:

    $ chmod +x /usr/bin/postgres.exe

Does this solve your problem?

> Has anyone seen this before?

No.

> Can anyone point me in the direction of some information regarding
> this problem?

See above

But, the really question is why did your permissions get whacked if my
WAG is correct?

Jason



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