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Re: Installing Postgres

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Campbell, Lance" <lance(at)uiuc(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Installing Postgres
Date: 2007-08-23 16:58:41
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Campbell, Lance wrote:
> This is not an ownership issue.  It does try to install PostgreSQL.  It
> complains because there is a file or directory in the directory where I
> am installing PostgreSQL to.  The same thing will happen if I create a
> directory called XYZ and place a file or directory inside of XYZ and
> then try to install the database.


How about an actual error message and the *exact* command you are typing.


Joshua D. Drake

> Thanks,
> Lance Campbell
> Project Manager/Software Architect
> Web Services at Public Affairs
> University of Illinois
> 217.333.0382
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua D. Drake [mailto:jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 11:48 AM
> To: Campbell, Lance
> Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [ADMIN] Installing Postgres
> Campbell, Lance wrote:
>> OS: redhat linux
>> Version of PostgreSQL: 8.2.4
>> I had a group that now manages our server set up a directory/partition
>> for us to put postgreSQL into.  The directory is called pgsql_data.
> The
>> directory is more than a regular directory.  It contains a
> subdirectory
>> called "lost+found".  I would assume this is a logical partition.  I
>> tried installing postgreSQL directly into this directory but it failed
>> since there is a file in this directory, "lost+found".  Is there a way
>> around this?  Worst case scenario I will create a subdirectory called
>> data and put the install in there.  I would have preferred to put it
> It is probably an ownership issue. If this is linux the mount is
> probably owned by root. Create a sub directory in pgsql_data that is
> owned by postgres called pgsql and install it in there.
> Sincerely,
> Joshua D. Drake
>> directly into the pgsql_data.  There would be no other files that
> would
>> have gone into the directory/partition other than postgreSQL.  Would
> it
>> be possible for me to install postgreSQL into a sub directory of
>> pgsql_data and then move the files up a directory into pgsql_data?
>> Thanks,
>> Lance Campbell
>> Project Manager/Software Architect
>> Web Services at Public Affairs
>> University of Illinois
>> 217.333.0382

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