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Re: : permission denied initdb: 34: Syntax error: Bad fd number

From: "Karl F(dot) Larsen" <k5di(at)zianet(dot)com>
To: Colin Woolmer <php(at)cwoolmer(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: : permission denied initdb: 34: Syntax error: Bad fd number
Date: 2000-06-08 22:46:25
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.10.10006081644100.800-100000@cannac.ampr.org (view raw or flat)
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Not at all sure about NT but in Linux you must run intdb as the posgres
user. It's covered in the documentation which I hope you got with the NT
software.

On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, Colin Woolmer wrote:

> I am trying to install PostgreSQL 7.0 running under Windows NT. I have
> followed Kevin Lo's instructions and have had no problems until trying
> to run initdb.
> 
> I get the following
> 
> bash-2.02$ source .bashrc
> bash-2.02$ initdb
> : permission denied
> /usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb: 34: Syntax error: Bad fd number 
> 
> Obviously I have a permissions problem, but the install notes did not
> mention anything about settings for specific user accounts. My mounts
> are as follows:
> 
> Device           Directory           Type        Flags
> i:\postgres\source\pgsql /usr/src/pgsql      native      text!=binary
> i:\postgres\binary\pgsql /usr/local/pgsql    native      text=binary
> i:\usr\local\lib /usr/local/lib      native      text!=binary
> i:\usr\local\include /usr/local/include    native      text!=binary
> i:\usr\local\bin /usr/local/bin      native      text!=binary
> i:\unix\root\cygwin-b20\share /sw/cygwin-b20/share   native text!=binary 
> \\.\tape1:       /dev/st1            native      text!=binary
> \\.\tape0:       /dev/st0            native      text!=binary
> \\.\b:           /dev/fd1            native      text!=binary
> \\.\a:           /dev/fd0            native      text!=binary
> i:\unix\root\cygwin-b20\H-i586-cygwin32\i586-cygwin32\bin /bin native
> text!=binary 
> i:\unix\root     /                   native      text!=binary
> 
> I am logged in as colin on a NT4 SP5 workstation authenticated by a NT4
> SP5 server via LAN. I have administrator permissions granted to both
> boxes.
> 
> Can anyone help me out here.
> 
> Thanks
> Colin
> -- 
> Colin Woolmer
> 
> 

Yours Truly,

  	 - Karl F. Larsen, k5di(at)arrl(dot)net  (505) 524-3303  -


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