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Re: deinstallation - reinstallation on Mac OS 10.4

From: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
To: Christoph Heibl <christoph(dot)heibl(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: deinstallation - reinstallation on Mac OS 10.4
Date: 2007-07-21 03:33:02
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On Jul 20, 2007, at 8:19 AM, Christoph Heibl wrote:

> I' ve been trying to mirror the harddisk of my old mac via firewire  
> on my new computer (Intel Core Duo, OS 10.4.10) which resulted  
> fairly well expect that my postgreSQL got screwed up. I then tried  
> to install it once more, but this failed. I guess I did not remove  
> all the remaining files before installation and I ended up with  
> this failure:
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> ------------------------------------------
> Christoph-Heibls-Computer:~/src/postgresql-8.2.4 Stoffi$ ./configure
> [....]
> Christoph-Heibls-Computer:~/src/postgresql-8.2.4 Stoffi$ make
> [....]  All of PostgreSQL successfully made. Ready to install.
> Christoph-Heibls-Computer:~/src/postgresql-8.2.4 Stoffi$ make install
> make -C doc install
> gzip -d -c ./postgres.tar.gz | ( cd /usr/local/pgsql/doc/html && / 
> usr/bin/tar xf - )
> /usr/bin/tar: index.html: Cannot open: File exists
> /

Why not just move (or delete) the existing PostgreSQL directory  
before make install?

If you want to check out what is already there, start Terminal and type:

open /usr/local/pgsql

John DeSoi, Ph.D.
Power Tools for PostgreSQL

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