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initdb failed due to missing textutils

From: Meikel Bisping <info(at)mbisping(dot)de>
To: pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: initdb failed due to missing textutils
Date: 2004-04-14 08:12:48
Message-ID: PM-EV.20040414101248.6D08E.1.1D@smtp.1und1.com (view raw or flat)
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I was quite puzzled by the following error

$ initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data
The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user
"superx".
This user must also own the server process.

The database cluster will be initialized with locale C.

creating 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... 100
selecting default shared_buffers... 1000
creating configuration files... ok
creating template1 database in /usr/local/pgsql/data/base/1... cat:
not found
ok
initializing pg_shadow... FATAL:  could not open file
"/usr/local/pgsql/data/glo
bal/1262": No such file or directory

initdb: failed
initdb: removing data directory "/usr/local/pgsql/data"

At some point I realized that cat was missing. I installed the
textutils and then initdb worked.
setup.exe didn't select textutils by default, maybe a dependency
could be set up that if the postgres package is selected, textutils
also get selected.


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