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installation report - Redhat Linux 6.0

From: Jonathan Wilcox <jonathan(at)menai(dot)com>
To: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: installation report - Redhat Linux 6.0
Date: 1999-09-28 19:47:32
Message-ID: 37F11B54.1D17A10C@menai.com (view raw or flat)
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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

  /usr/src/pgsql.  

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:

  /usr/src/pgsql/src

The intended directory is one level lower:

  /usr/src/pgsql/postgresql-6.5.2/src

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:

  /usr/src

This created a new directory tree with the following root:

  /usr/src/postgresql-6.5.2

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 
tests failed:

  float8
  geometry

That's it for now.

Jonathan Wilcox
jonathan(at)menai(dot)com

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