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Re: Bizzare initdb failure: "The program "postgres" is needed by initdb"

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Valentin Rodionov <valiar(at)scripps(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Bizzare initdb failure: "The program "postgres" is needed by initdb"
Date: 2005-02-24 05:02:02
Message-ID: 20762.1109221322@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Valentin Rodionov <valiar(at)scripps(dot)edu> writes:
> [postgres(at)feanor bin]$ ./initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data
> sh: /dev/null: Permission denied

[ raised eyebrow... ]  So what are the permissions on your /dev/null?

			regards, tom lane

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