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Re: initdb fails

From: schopen(at)dimdi(dot)de
To: pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: initdb fails
Date: 2001-04-20 06:54:41
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>> On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 06:13:43PM +0200, schopen(at)dimdi(dot)de wrote:
>> bash-2.04$ bin/initdb
>> This database system will be initialized with username "schopen".
>> This user will own all the data files and must also own the server 
>> process.
>> 
>> Creating directory /usr/share/postgresql/data
>> [snip]
>> Initializing pg_shadow.
>> 
>> initdb failed.
>> Removing /usr/share/postgresql/data.
>> Removing temp file /tmp/initdb.194.
>> 
>> Any help? Thanks a lot.

> I just tried the above with the following configuration:
> 
>     NT 4.0 SP6a
>     PostgreSQL 7.1-2
>     cygipc 1.09-2
>     Cygwin 1.1.8-2 (with cygwin1.dll replaced by
> cygwin1-20010416.dll.bz2)
> 
> and the initdb worked as expected.
> 
> My only suggestion is to capture the output from the following:
> 
>     $ sh -x /bin/initdb
> 
> and send the precise point in the initdb shell script where the failure
> occurs to the list.  Hopefully, someone will be able to figure out what
> is going wrong for you.
> 
> Jason

Thanks, Jason. After replacing shapshot 20010416 by 20010413 nothing changed. 
Then I followed your advice and located the call in the initdb script. I removed "-o 
/dev/null" from PGSQL_OPT and realized that the path to postgres was wrong: 
"//bin/postgres". I called initdb with -L and everything worked fine. I think the reason 
is that I have the whole cygnus stuff under c:\cygwin and not under c:\

Again thanks for your help.
Michael
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