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Re: PB: Initdb failure

From: "Eric J(dot) Schwarzenbach" <Eric(dot)Schwarzenbach(at)wrycan(dot)com>
To: pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: frank(at)mail(dot)wvnet(dot)edu, jp(dot)jacoupy(at)caramail(dot)com
Subject: Re: PB: Initdb failure
Date: 2004-04-01 17:33:54
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Lists: pgsql-cygwin
I just want to say that both myself and my coworker are seeing this same 

FATAL:  semctl(17,
SETVAL,536) failed:
Invalid argument

We are following the Tishler readme, and I've gotten it to work with 7.4.1 
(and still can--it's only 7.4.2 that gives me this failure; though my coworker still gets this
error after downgrading to 7.4.1), and we are NOT adding a trailing slash to the 
data dir para to initdb. My coworker is using /var/postgresql/data --I'm follow the instruction 
with a modification to /user/local/pgsql/data (which I get to work in 7.4.1--I really don't think 
it matters).

We're using the latest cygipc available through the cygwin setup, though my coworker has tried 
reverting to the previous version--again, no dice.

Does anyone have any idea what the interaction could be here where a call to 
semctl should fail with a bad argument? 

Any help would be appreciated...

Eric Schwarzenbach

> Hey jean-phillipe!
> Actually, it looks like the issue might be much simpler than you 
> realize. First, is the output you're getting a cut/paste? If so, don't 
> put an ending forward slash in the command to create the database. 
> Follow the instructions to the letter:
> $ initdb -D /var/postgresql/data
> Second, you obviously are NOT following the instructions as written in 
> the URL you provided, as the path you show is to the older 
> /usr/share/postgresql/data, NOT the new /var/postgresql/data (which is 
> clearly stated in step #2).
> If this was not the issue, try shutting down CygIPC, deleting all of 
> its related files in /tmp, then fire it back up and try again.
> From the path you've used and issues you're seeing, I was curious. 
> Have you installed/used PostgreSQL under Cygwin in the past? If so, be 
> sure to re-read the installation steps, as with CygIPC becoming a 
> proper Cygwin package, and PostgreSQL moving up to v7.4, there have 
> been some basic changes in the way the install/setup are done. Minor, 
> but can throw you if you're used to the older way.
> Hope this helps.

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