Re: could not change directory to "/root"

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: viju <ace_of_blackstar(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: could not change directory to "/root"
Date: 2010-07-27 19:59:11
Message-ID: 12720.1280260751@sss.pgh.pa.us
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viju <ace_of_blackstar(at)yahoo(dot)com> writes:
> I am new to postgresql. I am having some weird problems.
> Output
> attached below. Please any help would be appreciated.

> bash-3.2$
> createdb test1
> could not change directory to "/root"
> bash-3.2$
> dropdb test
> could not change directory to "/root"
> bash-3.2$

Apparently you did "su postgres" from the root account, so you're
still in root's home directory. It'd be better to do "su - postgres"
to ensure you've acquired all of the postgres account's environment.
Reading "man su" might help you out here.

regards, tom lane

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