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Re: Installation docs wrong?

From: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>
To: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Installation docs wrong?
Date: 2005-03-25 04:52:06
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On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 12:30:46PM +0800, Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:

> root# mkdir /usr/local/pgsql/data
> root# chown postgres /usr/local/pgsql/data
> root# su postgres
> postgres$ initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data
> However, initdb will fail in this case, since the /usr/local/pgsql dir 
> is NOT owned by postgres.  (This came up on IRC helping someone)

This should work.  What's the exact error?  Have you check the
permissions on all parent directories?  What's the output of the
following command?

ls -ld / /usr /usr/local /usr/local/pgsql /usr/local/pgsql/data

Michael Fuhr

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