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Problem with initdb. Locale?

From: Christian Poecher <Poecher(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Problem with initdb. Locale?
Date: 2004-01-23 09:01:37
Message-ID: C009C537-4D82-11D8-AD07-00050205A470@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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Hi there,

I am having a hard time installing PostgreSQL for the first time. I 
worked my way through the INSTALL instructions upto the initialization 
of the database. ./configure --with-java, gmake, gmake install and 
gmake check all run successfully. At the bottom of the mail is what I 
got when trying to initdb. Someone in this list suggested a problem 
with locales. Unfortunatly I am not a Linux guru (I am running Suse 8), 
so I didn't understand much of that. Can someone provide me with 
help/hints?

TIA chris

postgresql(at)ds217-115-144-40:~> /usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb -D 
/usr/local/pgsql/data
The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user 
"postgresql".
This user must also own the server process.

The database cluster will be initialized with locales:
   COLLATE:  POSIX
   CTYPE:    de_DE(at)euro
   MESSAGES: de_DE(at)euro
   MONETARY: de_DE(at)euro
   NUMERIC:  de_DE(at)euro
   TIME:     de_DE(at)euro

fixing permissions on existing directory /usr/local/pgsql/data... ok
creating directory /usr/local/pgsql/data/base... ok
creating directory /usr/local/pgsql/data/global... ok
creating directory /usr/local/pgsql/data/pg_xlog... ok
creating directory /usr/local/pgsql/data/pg_clog... ok
selecting default max_connections... 10
selecting default shared_buffers... 50
creating configuration files... ok
creating template1 database in /usr/local/pgsql/data/base/1... FATAL:  
XX000: failed to initialize lc_messages to ""
LOCATION:  InitializeGUCOptions, guc.c:1866

initdb: failed


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