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BUG #6488: Installation instructions slightly wrong.

From: linehanp(at)tcd(dot)ie
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #6488: Installation instructions slightly wrong.
Date: 2012-02-25 10:16:16
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Lists: pgsql-bugs
The following bug has been logged on the website:

Bug reference:      6488
Logged by:          Paul Linehan
Email address:      linehanp(at)tcd(dot)ie
PostgreSQL version: 9.1.2
Operating system:   Linux (Ubuntu 10.04)

The short version of the instructions say

Short Version

gmake install
adduser postgres
mkdir /usr/local/pgsql/data
chown postgres /usr/local/pgsql/data
su - postgres
/usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data
/usr/local/pgsql/bin/postgres -D /usr/local/pgsql/data >logfile 2>&1 &
/usr/local/pgsql/bin/createdb test
/usr/local/pgsql/bin/psql test

but, there should be an "exit" between
the lines
chown postgres /usr/local/pgsql/data
su - postgres
otherwise, the system gets confused with
file permissions for the data directory
and throws the error 
FATAL:  data directory "/usr/local/pgsql/data" has group or world access

Should you require any further 
information, please don't hesitate
to contact me.




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