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Re: BUG #3390: initdb fails on install

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Alvaro <alvaroag(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #3390: initdb fails on install
Date: 2007-06-18 07:50:13
Message-ID: 20070618075013.GB32554@svr2.hagander.net (view raw or flat)
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On Sun, Jun 17, 2007 at 09:45:28PM +0000, Alvaro wrote:
> 
> The following bug has been logged online:
> 
> Bug reference:      3390
> Logged by:          Alvaro
> Email address:      alvaroag(at)gmail(dot)com
> PostgreSQL version: 8.2.4
> Operating system:   Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64
> Description:        initdb fails on install
> Details: 
> 
> I'm trying to install postgres using the MSI Installer. Everything goes
> normal until it starts to initialize the database(intdb). It shows this
> message:
> 
> "
> Failed to run initdb: 1!
> Please see the logfile in 'C:\Program Files
> (x86)\PostgreSQL\8.2\tmp\initdb.log'.
> Note! You must read/copy this logfile before you click OK, or it will be
> automatically removed.
> "
> 
> And then it rolls back the setup.
> 
> When I check the logfile, it says:
> 
> "
> The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user
> "postgres".
> This user must also own the server process.
> 
> The database cluster will be initialized with locale C.
> 
> fixing permissions on existing directory C:/Program Files
> (x86)/PostgreSQL/8.2/data ... ok
> creating subdirectories ... initdb: could not create directory "C:/Program
> Files (x86)": File exists
> initdb: removing contents of data directory "C:/Program Files
> (x86)/PostgreSQL/8.2/data"
> "
> 
> I can also send the installation log. if someone tells me where to send it.
> 
> Thanks,
> Alvaro

Please look at the FAQ, question 3.4
(http://www.postgresql.org/docs/faqs.FAQ_windows.html#3.4), and make sure
you have the correct perms.

//Magnus

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