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Re: install problem

From: Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: sol <sol(at)autonomon(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-novice <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: install problem
Date: 2002-09-26 08:58:45
Message-ID: 1033030725.9204.83.camel@linda (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-novice
On Wed, 2002-09-25 at 13:49, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-09-25 at 07:16, sol wrote:
> > I've just been trying to install Postgresql 7.2.2 on Debian Sid/Unstable 
> > and have been repeatedly failed to do so. 
> You need to see in more detail what the install script is doing and
> where the failure is.
> Add "set -x" as the second line of
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/postgresql.postinst and then do "dpkg --configure
> postgresql".  It should then be a lot easier to see which command in the
> install script is causing the problem.

The actual error was that "su - postgres" was interpreting "-" as the
desired login name.  This was a bug in the latest login package, which
has now been fixed.  You need to install login 4.0.3-2 or later.

Oliver Elphick                                Oliver(dot)Elphick(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk
Isle of Wight, UK                   
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     "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor 
      angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor 
      things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor
      any other created thing, shall be able to separate us 
      from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our 
      Lord."          Romans 8:38,39 

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