Skip site navigation (1) Skip section navigation (2)

Re: MAC OSX DB Question

From: "Henry B(dot) Hotz" <hotz(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov>
To: Thomas Castonzo <tcastonzo(at)mac(dot)com>, pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: MAC OSX DB Question
Date: 2002-06-25 16:36:57
Message-ID: p05100301b93e49efb2cd@[] (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-ports
At 10:28 PM -0500 6/21/02, Thomas Castonzo wrote:
>I am trying to set up my database by entering the following command:
>"initdb -D  /Users/Shared/PostgreSQL/data"
>I get the following message from the shell: "initdb Unknown command"

No offence, but I would suppose you're a Unix newby, though perhaps 
an old hand at MacOS.  This means that the initdb command isn't 
stored anyplace the shell (command line interpreter) is looking for 
it.  Those places include /usr/local/bin, and a bunch of standard 
system directories.  So where is it?

That depends on how you installed postgres.  If you 
compiled/installed it yourself then the --prefix=<dir> configure 
option would have determined that.  (It defaults to /usr/local should 
that should have been OK.)  If you used some pre-built package then 
the package description should have told you.

Once you find the location then you can add a line to your ~/.cshrc 
file like:  "setenv PATH $PATH:<location>" start a new terminal 
window and you're all set.

Good luck.
The opinions expressed in this message are mine,
not those of Caltech, JPL, NASA, or the US Government.
Henry(dot)B(dot)Hotz(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov, or hbhotz(at)oxy(dot)edu

In response to

pgsql-ports by date

Next:From: Ulrich SprickDate: 2002-06-27 07:28:14
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL on Windows
Previous:From: regDate: 2002-06-23 20:06:52
Subject: What Databases are there under this Postgres???

Privacy Policy | About PostgreSQL
Copyright © 1996-2017 The PostgreSQL Global Development Group