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Problem with installing the data directory

From: Karl Schmid <schmid(at)ice(dot)mpg(dot)de>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Problem with installing the data directory
Date: 2000-07-10 09:32:44
Message-ID: 00071011383702.11706@GEN-24 (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-admin

during the completely new installation of PostgreSQL 7.0.2 on my SuSE 6.1
system, I encountered the following error. Any help in explaining to me the
oid8 error will be greatly appreciated.

When entering:

postgresql(at)GEN-24:/opt/postgres > /usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb -D

The following error message appears:

This database system will be initialized with username "postgresql".
This user will own all the data files and must also own the server process.

Fixing permissions on pre-existing data directory /opt/postgres/data
Creating database system directory /opt/postgres/data/base
Creating database XLOG directory /opt/postgres/data/pg_xlog
Creating template database in /opt/postgres/data/base/template1
ERROR:  Error: unknown type 'oid8'.

ERROR:  Error: unknown type 'oid8'.

Creating global relations in /opt/postgres/data/base
cp: /usr/lib/pgsql/lib/postmaster.opts.default.sample: No such file or directory

initdb failed.
Removing /opt/postgres/data.
Removing temp file /tmp/initdb.11666.  

Dr. Karl Schmid
Department of Genetics and Evolution               
Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology          
Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 10                            
D-07745 Jena

Phone:  + 49 3641-643658
Fax:    + 49 3641-643668
Email: schmid(at)ice(dot)mpg(dot)de

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