I have had problems with the installation. I describe
below some adjustments I had to make to get the postmaster
and psql running. Eventually I got the regression tests
running, but two tests failed.
In summary, I had multiple problems with installation
procedures until I changed the directory into which the
directory tree gets unzipped.
PostgreSQL version: 6.5.2
Redhat Linux version: 6.0
hardware: Pentium II, 450 MHz
I followed the documentation on your website: specifically,
PostgreSQL Administrator's Guide;
Chapter 5 Installation Procedure.
I had downloaded the .gz file as root previous to beginning
the installation procedure.
I already had Flex 2.5.4 installed.
I created a postgres user, created the default directories
and made postgres the owner of each default directory.
Step 10 calls for the .gz file to be unzipped in the directory
I did this: it created a new subdirectory called postgresql-6.5.2.
Step 11 cannot be followed literally. It calls for a cd
into the following directory:
The intended directory is one level lower:
When I tried to use this path to the src directory, some things
worked and others did not. I finally solved the problems by
restarting the installation with a different directory. I
unzipped the downloaded files into:
This created a new directory tree with the following root:
I then created a symbolic link as follows:
ln -s /usr/src/postgresql-6.5.2 /usr/src/pgsql
>From that point forward the installation worked OK, but when
I got to the step of the regression test the following two
That's it for now.
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