Vicki Brown writes:
> 1) The "Longer Version" makes note of a "gmake check" option for testing.
> This SHOULD be mentioned in the short version as well!
Running the regression tests is not part of the essential installation
procedure and is there not in the short version.
> 2) It should be noted here to set the shell as /bin/sh or something similar
> (e.g. bash) or else the postmaster command below will fail. Specifically, do
> not use a Csh equivalent or /sbin/nologin.
The Bourne shell is the standard Unix shell. Sorry.
> 3) It should be noted here that the directory /usr/local/pgsql should also be
> chown'd to postgresql,
The files under /usr/local/pgsql, except for the data directory, should
*not* be owned by the postgres user.
> or the logfile created below with the postmaster
> command will not be able to be written.
If you follow the commands *exactly* then the logfile cannot possibly be
created under /usr/local/pgsql. If you alter some of the paths then you
need to figure out yourself what you want to do.
> 4) I can't help but wonder why the
> make install
> didn't do the adduser, create the data directory, and set ownership
Because make install installs files and that's it.
> The (FreeBSD ports collection version of) PostgreSQL 7.2.2 did the
> adduser for me...
The ports collection does package management, which is different from
Peter Eisentraut peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net
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