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Re: "postmaster: could not find the database system"

From: "Martin Husted Hartvig" <mh(at)ctek(dot)dk>
To: pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: "postmaster: could not find the database system"
Date: 2004-07-23 13:49:48
Message-ID: opsblfdawdp11tu2@pasmtp.tele.dk (view raw or flat)
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Looks like your initdb went wrong, have you tryed a other location like  
/var/postgres/data?



On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 23:29:40 +1000, Daniel Secomb <dan(at)ds-d(dot)com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> For some weird reason, when I typed in "postmaster -D  
> /usr/local/pgsql/data"
> it came back at me saying "postmaster: could not find the database  
> system"
> ?????? Why is that so????
>
> Here's the whole thing:
>
>
> $ export CYGWIN=server
> $ /usr/sbin/cygserver &
> [1] 792779
> $ cygserver: Initialization complete. Waiting for requests.
> initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data -W -E LATIN1
> The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user "Daniel
> Secomb
> ".
> 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... Broken pipe
> $ postmaster -D /usr/local/pgsql/data
> postmaster: could not find the database system
> Expected to find it in the directory "/usr/local/pgsql/data",
> but could not open file "/usr/local/pgsql/data/global/pg_control": No  
> such
> file
> or directory
> $
>
>
>
> Any ideas anyone?
>
> Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!!
>
> Many, many thanks!!
>
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> Daniel Secomb
> Creative Director
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-- 
Martin


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