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From: Designer <wireless(at)tampabay(dot)rr(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: pgsql install help
Date: 2000-10-17 19:05:20
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I am having some difficulty performing the "short install" on RHL 6.1

/usr/local/pgsql/bin/createdb test


/usr/local/pgsql/bin/psql: error in loading shared libraries: cann
ot open shared object file: No such file or directory
createdb: database creation failed
[1]+  Exit 1                  /usr/local/pgsql/bin/postmaster -D
l/data >logfile 2>&1


Now from the instruction(which are entered here verbosely from the

 1. Create the PostgreSQL superuser account. This is the user the server

     will run as. For production use you should create a separate,
     unprivileged account (postgres is commonly used). If you do not
     root access or just want to play around, your own user account is

NOW  I'm familiar with THE 'root' account, user accounts and group
but I've never seen an 'application superuser account'?????????

sudo   or something like that?????????

Also, I had to run the installation as 'root' as  users do not
have priviledges to write to the /usr/local/   directories, so the
aforementioned warning about the server running as the user
account, are somewhat confusing to me

I'm experimenting on RedHat Linux 6.1

Apache(1.3.12), DBI(1.14) and DBD-Pg(0.95) and Perl(5.005_03)
are all installed have passed several tests. All these
packages are installed from source, all RPMs have been


Also I have attached  file on the results of following  the short method
for installation.

Any help is appreciated, and If upgrading to RHL 7.0 is the answer, that
OK too.

Attachment: log.install
Description: text/plain (2.9 KB)

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