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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
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At 10:28 PM -0500 6/21/02, Thomas Castonzo wrote:
>Hello,
>
>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.
-- 
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Henry(dot)B(dot)Hotz(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov, or hbhotz(at)oxy(dot)edu



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