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Re: chown 'postgres': invalid user (win2000 install)

From: "Henshall, Stuart - WCP" <SHenshall(at)westcountrypublications(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: 'Ben' <belhanan(at)netvision(dot)net(dot)il>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: chown 'postgres': invalid user (win2000 install)
Date: 2002-06-14 07:27:25
Message-ID: E2870D8CE1CCD311BAF50008C71EDE8E01F748EB@MAIL_EXCHANGE (view raw or flat)
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At a guess I'd say cygwin doesn't know about the user.
mkpasswd -l >/etc/passwd 
should recreate the passwd file including all local users.
pgsql-cygwin is probably the best list to send further problems of this type
to.
hth,
- Stuart

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben [mailto:belhanan(at)netvision(dot)net(dot)il]
> 
> Hi all
> 
> Am trying to install Postgres on a win2000 machine.  Am new 
> to postgres, unix.
> 
> I am following the instractions at 
> :http://www.ejip.net/faq/postgresql-7.1.3.README for a NT services 
> installation. (cygwin is already installed ofcourse).
> 
> followed all the steps, but at step 6
> 6.
> Change ownership of the PostgreSQL data directory: # chown postgres 
> /usr/share/postgresql/data
> 
> I'm getting the following error :
> chown 'postgres': invalid user
> 
> Any help ?????
> 
> thanks
> 
> Ben 
> 

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