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Re: initdb failing: Invalid binary "/usr/bin/postgres"?

From: "Jim George" <jim(dot)george(at)blueyonder(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Davide Bruzzone" <dbruzzone(at)attbi(dot)com>,<pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: initdb failing: Invalid binary "/usr/bin/postgres"?
Date: 2002-07-08 22:17:35
Message-ID: 008201c226cd$44ce09e0$0400a8c0@JIMGEORGE (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-cygwin
Have you checked the permission of /usr/bin and postgres.exe?  Are both R-X
at least for the postgres user?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Davide Bruzzone" <dbruzzone(at)attbi(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2002 6:53 PM
Subject: [CYGWIN] initdb failing: Invalid binary "/usr/bin/postgres"?

> Greetings all...
> I'm in the process of setting up Cygwin/PostgreSQL (7.2.1-2) on a
> Windows XP Professional machine, and am having trouble running initdb.
> Here's what's happening (Note: I'm logged in as the postgres user when
> I execute the following command. Also, ipc-daemon is running, and was
> started with "ipc-daemon&"):
> $ initdb -D /usr/share/postgresql/data
> The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user
> "postgres".
> This user must also own the server process.
> Fixing permissions on existing directory /usr/share/postgresql/data...
> ok
> creating directory /usr/share/postgresql/data/base... ok
> creating directory /usr/share/postgresql/data/global... ok
> creating directory /usr/share/postgresql/data/pg_xlog... ok
> creating directory /usr/share/postgresql/data/pg_clog... ok
> creating template1 database in /usr/share/postgresql/data/base/1... ok
> creating configuration files... ok
> initializing pg_shadow... FindExec: invalid binary "/usr/bin/postgres"
> FATAL 1:  /usr/bin/postgres: could not locate executable, bailing
> out...
> initdb failed.
> If I go and look in /usr/bin, I find postgres.exe, and postmaster
> (Which is a symlink to postgres.exe).
> Has anyone seen this before? Can anyone point me in the direction of
> some information regarding this problem?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated...
> Cheers...
> Dave Bruzzone
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