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BUG #1271: Installation problems (cannot execute initdb.exe)

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To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #1271: Installation problems (cannot execute initdb.exe)
Date: 2004-09-29 09:39:53
Message-ID: 20040929093953.5BDDD5A1059@www.postgresql.com (view raw or flat)
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The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      1271
Logged by:          Ramzi Fadel

Email address:      raf(at)carlbro(dot)dk

PostgreSQL version: 8.0 Beta

Operating system:   Windows XP Prof, 5.1.2600 Build 2600

Description:        Installation problems (cannot execute initdb.exe)

Details: 

The installation file: postgresql-8.0-beta2-dev3.msi

Error log; see below.


Steps taken:
- Run the installation with a administrator user (I do expect the 
installation to complete!) 
- The installation creates an user for the service named "postrunner"
- Log off
- Log in with the "postrunner" user
- Run the installation. The installation fails during creation of the 
cluster, see below: 


-------------------------------
Initdb.log:
-------------------------------
The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user "raf".
This user must also own the server process.

The database cluster will be initialized with locale C.

fixing permissions on existing directory C:/PGSQL80/data ... ok
creating directory C:/PGSQL80/data/global ... ok
creating directory C:/PGSQL80/data/pg_xlog ... ok
creating directory C:/PGSQL80/data/pg_xlog/archive_status ... ok
creating directory C:/PGSQL80/data/pg_clog ... ok
creating directory C:/PGSQL80/data/pg_subtrans ... ok
creating directory C:/PGSQL80/data/base ... ok
creating directory C:/PGSQL80/data/base/1 ... ok
creating directory C:/PGSQL80/data/pg_tblspc ... ok
selecting default max_connections ... 10
selecting default shared_buffers ... 50
creating configuration files ... ok
creating template1 database in C:/PGSQL80/data/base/1 ... execution of 
PostgreSQL by a user with administrative permissions is not permitted. 
The server must be started under an unprivileged user ID to prevent
possible system security compromise.  See the documentation for
more information on how to properly start the server.
child process was terminated by signal 1
initdb: failed
initdb: removing contents of data directory "C:/PGSQL80/data"



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