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Re: Probllem with initdb on Windows XP

From: thomas(dot)revell(at)powerconv(dot)alstom(dot)com
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Probllem with initdb on Windows XP
Date: 2005-03-23 13:31:00
Message-ID: OF2FD3A810.9B011008-ON80256FCD.0049C6F8-80256FCD.004B236E@test.alstom.com (view raw or flat)
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Well, my French isn't as good as I'd like :) but it looks as though you're 
trying to set up the database as an administrator. As this creates various 
security risks, it's not allowed. You probably created a user account 
during PostgreSQL installation. If you run initdb as that user, you should 
be OK.

One handy tip, you can get a command prompt as another user without 
logging out of your main account, using the 'runas' command. Type runas /? 
for more information.







Hello,

I have just installed PostgreSQL (postgresql-8.0.1.zip) on a Windows XP 
(SP1) platform.

After the installation I runned the following command :

initdb -D D:\Bureautique\PostgreSQL\8.0\bin\Data

but an error occured at the end of the execution. Here is the message :

Les fichiers appartenant Ó ce systÞme de bases de donnÚes doivent 
appartenir Ó l
'utilisateur ½Administrateur+.
Cet utilisateur doit aussi possÚder le processus serveur.
Le groupe de bases de donnÚes sera initialisÚ avec la locale 
French_France.1252.
crÚation du rÚpertoire D:/Bureautique/PostgreSQL/8.0/bin/Data ... ok
crÚation du rÚpertoire D:/Bureautique/PostgreSQL/8.0/bin/Data/global... ok
crÚation du rÚpertoire D:/Bureautique/PostgreSQL/8.0/bin/Data/pg_xlog... 
ok
crÚation du rÚpertoire 
D:/Bureautique/PostgreSQL/8.0/bin/Data/pg_xlog/archive_st
atus... ok
crÚation du rÚpertoire D:/Bureautique/PostgreSQL/8.0/bin/Data/pg_clog... 
ok
crÚation du rÚpertoire 
D:/Bureautique/PostgreSQL/8.0/bin/Data/pg_subtrans... ok
crÚation du rÚpertoire D:/Bureautique/PostgreSQL/8.0/bin/Data/base... ok
crÚation du rÚpertoire D:/Bureautique/PostgreSQL/8.0/bin/Data/base/1... ok
crÚation du rÚpertoire D:/Bureautique/PostgreSQL/8.0/bin/Data/pg_tblspc... 
ok
sÚlection de la valeur par dÚfaut de max_connections... 10
sÚlection de la valeur par dÚfaut de shared_buffers... 50
crÚation des fichiers de configuration... ok
crÚation de la base de donnÚes template1 dans 
D:/Bureautique/PostgreSQL/8.0/bin/
Data/base/1... L'exÚcution du serveur PostgreSQL par un l'utilisateur dotÚ 
de dr
oits d'administrateur n'est pas permise.
Le serveur doit Ûtre lancÚ avec un utilisateur non privilÚgiÚ pour 
empÛcher
tout problÞme de sÚcuritÚ sur le serveur. Voir la documentation pour
plus d'informations sur le lancement propre du serveur.
le processus fils a ÚtÚ terminÚ avec le signal 1
initdb : suppression du rÚpertoire des donnÚes 
½D:/Bureautique/PostgreSQL/8.0/bi
n/Data+

Is there anymone that can tell me what's going wrong ?
Thanks,

Olivier. 



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