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Re: deinstallation - reinstallation on Mac OS 10.4

From: "Sibte Abbas" <sibtay(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Christoph Heibl" <christoph(dot)heibl(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: deinstallation - reinstallation on Mac OS 10.4
Date: 2007-07-21 02:40:57
Message-ID: bd6a35510707201940q33f8be6et9b48a0e96343beb8@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On 7/20/07, Christoph Heibl <christoph(dot)heibl(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
> Dear experts,
>
> I' ve been trying to mirror the harddisk of my old mac via firewire on my
> new computer (Intel Core Duo, OS 10.4.10) which resulted fairly well expect
> that my postgreSQL got screwed up. I then tried to install it once more, but
> this failed. I guess I did not remove all the remaining files before
> installation and I ended up with this failure:
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Christoph-Heibls-Computer:~/src/postgresql-8.2.4 Stoffi$
> ./configure
> [....]
>
> Christoph-Heibls-Computer:~/src/postgresql-8.2.4 Stoffi$
> make
>
> [....]  All of PostgreSQL successfully made. Ready to install.
>
> Christoph-Heibls-Computer:~/src/postgresql-8.2.4 Stoffi$
> make install
> make -C doc install
> gzip -d -c ./postgres.tar.gz | ( cd /usr/local/pgsql/doc/html &&
> /usr/bin/tar xf - )
> /usr/bin/tar: index.html: Cannot open: File exists
> /usr/bin/tar: preface.html: Cannot open: File exists
> /usr/bin/tar: intro-whatis.html: Cannot open: File exists
> /usr/bin/tar: history.html: Cannot open: File exists
> /usr/bin/tar: notation.html: Cannot open: File exists
> /usr/bin/tar: resources.html: Cannot open: File exists
> [....]
> /usr/bin/tar: bookindex.html: Cannot open: File exists
> /usr/bin/tar: LEGALNOTICE.html: Cannot open: File exists
> /usr/bin/tar: stylesheet.css: Cannot open: File exists
> /usr/bin/tar: Read 2560 bytes from -
> /usr/bin/tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> make[1]: *** [install] Error 2
> make: *** [install] Error 2
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> The files seem to exist already but I simply do not find them.
>
> My questions:
> Are there deinstallation protocols for Mac? (I was not able to find any...)
> How can I find and delete these files?
> Or is it something else that hinders me from installing postgres?
>
> I hope to hear from someone who can give me some hints - thanks a lot!
>
>

Not a Mac guy here, but I think you should try running configure with
a different prefix. For example:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/pgsql-tmp

This will avoid conflicts with old left over files (if any).

regards,
-- 
Sibte Abbas
EnterpriseDB http://www.enterprisedb.com

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