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Re: initdb problem

From: "Phillip Smith" <phillip(dot)smith(at)weatherbeeta(dot)com(dot)au>
To: "'Joe Barwell'" <jbar(at)es(dot)co(dot)nz>,<pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: initdb problem
Date: 2007-06-21 01:32:01
Message-ID: 007501c7b3a3$f7b899e0$9b0014ac@wbaus090 (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-admin
My bad - is has the shell, but as you say, the home directory is /dev/null

NOW, I must preface this with a warning saying that I have NOT tested this,
and do not guarantee that it will work. I found it on a Mac forum and have
never tried it, or seen confirmation that it will work. Follow on at your
own risk!

Apparently Mac stores all it's user info in something called Net Info (not
/etc/passwd unless in Single User Mode). To change the home directory of a
user (as best I can tell), you would need to execute this at a terminal

niutil -destroyval -u admin . /users/postgres home /dev/null
niutil -appendprop -u admin . /users/postgres home /Library/postgreSQL8

Once again, use at your own risk! Do let us know if it worked or not.


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