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Re: initdb 'no such file or directory' error

From: Erik Brunar <ebrunar(at)voicesignal(dot)com>
To: pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: initdb 'no such file or directory' error
Date: 2005-07-14 13:52:59
Message-ID: 42D66E3B.8010007@voicesignal.com (view raw or flat)
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Lists: pgsql-cygwin
I commented this line out in initdb:

# cp /dev/null "$PGDATA"/postgresql.conf               || exit_nicely

and in its stead used:

touch "$PGDATA"/postgresql.conf               || exit_nicely

and this worked. However, things went wrong afterwards when trying to start the postmaster with my new install of Cygwin 1.5.18-1, so I re-installed 1.5.17-1, and things have been fine again.

Erik

Ian Oxley wrote:

> Hi
> 
>  
> 
> I am having trouble running initdb on Cygwin/Windows XP Pro: the error I am
> getting is as follows:
> 
>  
> 
> $ initdb -D /home/pgdata
> 
>  
> 
> 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.
> 
>  
> 
> creating directory /home/pgdata... ok
> 
> creating directory /home/pgdata/base... ok
> 
> creating directory /home/pgdata/global... ok
> 
> creating directory /home/pgdata/pg_xlog... ok
> 
> creating directory /home/pgdata/pg_clog... ok
> 
> cp: cannot stat '/dev/null.exe': no such file or directory
> 
>  
> 
> Having searched the lists I cannot seem to find anything relating to this
> last line: cp: cannot stat '/dev/null.exe': no such file or directory
> 
>  
> 
> Any help that anyone can provide would be much appreciated.
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks
> 
>  
> 
> Ian
> 
> 


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