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Re: fail in installing postgresql-6.5.3 to FreeBSD

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Shen Jianxiang(Outlook)" <shen(at)nsk(dot)nis(dot)nec(dot)co(dot)jp>, pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: fail in installing postgresql-6.5.3 to FreeBSD
Date: 2000-07-05 23:14:41
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.21.0007052014020.33627-100000@thelab.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 5 Jul 2000, Tom Lane wrote:

> >> ===>   Generating temporary packing list
> >> Initializing PostgreSQL Databases - this may take a few minutes...
> >> Unknown option: `-l'
> >> Usage: su [ -bcdefilmnqstvVxX ] [ argument ... ].
> >> *** Error code 1
> 
> I don't know what these messages are from, but they sure are not from
> any code that's executed by the standard Postgres install sequence.
> Postgres does not invoke su, ever.

he's trying to install it out of ports under FreeBSD ... the install runs
as root, but does a 'su' to the postgres  user to do the initdb ... my
only major guess is that his ports are out of sync with his operating
system ...



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