adduser postgres comes back with error "command not found" how can i fix this?
do i need to download something else with this source package?
i installed 8.1.3, i guess from source on ftp, and i'm running linux 10.0
thanks

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  • Sean Davis at Feb 28, 2006 at 6:32 pm

    On 2/28/06 1:24 PM, "crdandridge1@comcast.net" wrote:

    adduser postgres comes back with error "command not found" how can i fix this?
    do i need to download something else with this source package?
    i installed 8.1.3, i guess from source on ftp, and i'm running linux 10.0
    thanks
    If you want to install from source, my guess from your description is that
    you missed some steps. You will probably find that reading this chapter
    from the manual is worth it.

    http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/installation.html

    Sean
  • Tom Lane at Feb 28, 2006 at 7:41 pm

    On 2/28/06 1:24 PM, "crdandridge1@comcast.net" wrote:
    adduser postgres comes back with error "command not found" how can i fix this?
    Are you sure adduser is in your PATH? On my Linux box it lives in
    /usr/sbin which is not in the default PATH.

    If you aren't familiar with basic admin tasks like creating new user
    accounts, you might want to find yourself a book on Linux someplace...

    regards, tom lane
  • Lane Van Ingen at Feb 28, 2006 at 6:33 pm
    Don't know what kind of Linux you are running, but I am under Slackware 10.0
    and adduser is found in /usr/sbin. Is that directory in your search path?

    Use following command to find out:
    echo $PATH
    or
    env

    -----Original Message-----
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    adduser postgres comes back with error "command not found" how can i fix
    this?
    do i need to download something else with this source package?
    i installed 8.1.3, i guess from source on ftp, and i'm running linux 10.0
    thanks

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  • Christoph Della Valle at Mar 1, 2006 at 6:38 am
    sounds a bit silly, but are you sure you tried to add user as ROOT?
    "command not found" mostly occurs with insufficient rights

    crdandridge1@comcast.net schrieb:
    adduser postgres comes back with error "command not found" how can i fix this?
    do i need to download something else with this source package?
    i installed 8.1.3, i guess from source on ftp, and i'm running linux 10.0
    thanks

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  • Crdandridge1 at Mar 1, 2006 at 1:50 pm
    i am trying to add user as root and i'm still getting that error message...i'm
    just about ready to give up on postgres b/c i can't get past this step of the
    installation guide of the manual.
    On Wednesday 01 March 2006 01:41, Christoph Della Valle wrote:
    sounds a bit silly, but are you sure you tried to add user as ROOT?
    "command not found" mostly occurs with insufficient rights

    crdandridge1@comcast.net schrieb:
    adduser postgres comes back with error "command not found" how can i fix
    this? do i need to download something else with this source package?
    i installed 8.1.3, i guess from source on ftp, and i'm running linux
    10.0 thanks

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  • Crdandridge1 at Mar 1, 2006 at 1:57 pm
    silly me! i was trying "adduser" when the command i needed to use was
    "useradd"....boy do i feel stupid....now i'm at the part where i do "su -
    postgres" and its asking me for a password but i don't remember ever setting
    up one...any ideas?

    On Wednesday 01 March 2006 08:51, crdandridge1@comcast.net wrote:
    i am trying to add user as root and i'm still getting that error
    message...i'm just about ready to give up on postgres b/c i can't get past
    this step of the installation guide of the manual.
    On Wednesday 01 March 2006 01:41, Christoph Della Valle wrote:
    sounds a bit silly, but are you sure you tried to add user as ROOT?
    "command not found" mostly occurs with insufficient rights

    crdandridge1@comcast.net schrieb:
    adduser postgres comes back with error "command not found" how can i
    fix this? do i need to download something else with this source
    package? i installed 8.1.3, i guess from source on ftp, and i'm running
    linux 10.0 thanks

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  • Seneca Cunningham at Mar 1, 2006 at 3:32 pm

    crdandridge1@comcast.net wrote:
    silly me! i was trying "adduser" when the command i needed to use was
    "useradd"....boy do i feel stupid....now i'm at the part where i do "su -
    postgres" and its asking me for a password but i don't remember ever setting
    up one...any ideas?
    Check your distro's documentation about useradd. There probably is no
    password set for the account.

    Check to see if postgres has a shell set up in /etc/passwd. If there
    is, you can "su - postgres" as root or "sudo su - postgres" as a
    nonroot user with sufficient sudo privileges. If there is no shell for
    the account, use chsh to set one before trying to switch users.

    Also, linux's current stable release is 2.6.15.4. While "linux 10.0"
    does reduce the number of possible distributions, you would be more
    likely to get help relating to the distro you're using if you say which
    one it is.

    --
    Seneca Cunningham
    scunning@ca.afilias.info
  • Crdandridge1 at Mar 1, 2006 at 6:04 pm
    the distro i'm using is suse 10.0
    On Wednesday 01 March 2006 10:32, Seneca Cunningham wrote:
    crdandridge1@comcast.net wrote:
    silly me! i was trying "adduser" when the command i needed to use was
    "useradd"....boy do i feel stupid....now i'm at the part where i do "su -
    postgres" and its asking me for a password but i don't remember ever
    setting up one...any ideas?
    Check your distro's documentation about useradd. There probably is no
    password set for the account.

    Check to see if postgres has a shell set up in /etc/passwd. If there
    is, you can "su - postgres" as root or "sudo su - postgres" as a
    nonroot user with sufficient sudo privileges. If there is no shell for
    the account, use chsh to set one before trying to switch users.

    Also, linux's current stable release is 2.6.15.4. While "linux 10.0"
    does reduce the number of possible distributions, you would be more
    likely to get help relating to the distro you're using if you say which
    one it is.
  • Tom Lane at Mar 1, 2006 at 4:13 pm

    crdandridge1@comcast.net writes:
    silly me! i was trying "adduser" when the command i needed to use was
    "useradd"....boy do i feel stupid....now i'm at the part where i do "su -
    postgres" and its asking me for a password but i don't remember ever setting
    up one...any ideas?
    If you're looking for an easy installation process, why don't you use
    one of the rpm or deb-style packagings of Postgres, instead of trying
    to build the raw source code?

    The short answer to your question above is "su to root first then
    postgres", but it's obvious from the questions you're asking that
    you're very unfamiliar with linux system administration, so I'm
    wondering why you're insisting on doing it the hard way...

    regards, tom lane
  • Crdandridge1 at Mar 1, 2006 at 6:07 pm
    ok, where can i get an rpm package for postgres?
    On Wednesday 01 March 2006 11:12, Tom Lane wrote:
    crdandridge1@comcast.net writes:
    silly me! i was trying "adduser" when the command i needed to use was
    "useradd"....boy do i feel stupid....now i'm at the part where i do "su -
    postgres" and its asking me for a password but i don't remember ever
    setting up one...any ideas?
    If you're looking for an easy installation process, why don't you use
    one of the rpm or deb-style packagings of Postgres, instead of trying
    to build the raw source code?

    The short answer to your question above is "su to root first then
    postgres", but it's obvious from the questions you're asking that
    you're very unfamiliar with linux system administration, so I'm
    wondering why you're insisting on doing it the hard way...

    regards, tom lane

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  • Lane Van Ingen at Mar 1, 2006 at 6:46 pm
    Go to www.postgres.org
    Click on Downloads
    FTP Browser
    Binary
    (the version you want)
    (operating system - linux or windows)
    etc.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: pgsql-novice-owner@postgresql.org
    On Behalf Of
    crdandridge1@comcast.net
    Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 1:08 PM
    To: pgsql-novice@postgresql.org
    Subject: Re: [NOVICE] install


    ok, where can i get an rpm package for postgres?
    On Wednesday 01 March 2006 11:12, Tom Lane wrote:
    crdandridge1@comcast.net writes:
    silly me! i was trying "adduser" when the command i needed to use was
    "useradd"....boy do i feel stupid....now i'm at the part where i do "su -
    postgres" and its asking me for a password but i don't remember ever
    setting up one...any ideas?
    If you're looking for an easy installation process, why don't you use
    one of the rpm or deb-style packagings of Postgres, instead of trying
    to build the raw source code?

    The short answer to your question above is "su to root first then
    postgres", but it's obvious from the questions you're asking that
    you're very unfamiliar with linux system administration, so I'm
    wondering why you're insisting on doing it the hard way...

    regards, tom lane

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  • Operationsengineer1 at Mar 1, 2006 at 9:58 pm
    postgres.org -> Downloads -> Via FTP -> Binary _v8.1.3
    -> linux -> RPMs _Fedora or Redhat (not sure if
    eaither will work).

    Doesn't Suse Linux have a package manager? did you
    try searching your package manager's repository for
    postgres 8.1? i'd bet it is available.

    you come off as new to linux (i'm relatively new
    myself). do you know that you can install and
    configure a development box using winxp?

    that's what i use right now (and i have specific
    instructions to do so - let me know if you want them).
    i'm planning to move my dev activities to linux,
    however, if i had to learn all i have learned over the
    past year *and* been forced up the linux learning
    curve at the same time, life would've been even more
    challenging.

    best of luck.

    --- crdandridge1@comcast.net wrote:
    ok, where can i get an rpm package for postgres?
    On Wednesday 01 March 2006 11:12, Tom Lane wrote:
    crdandridge1@comcast.net writes:
    silly me! i was trying "adduser" when the
    command i needed to use was
    "useradd"....boy do i feel stupid....now i'm at
    the part where i do "su -
    postgres" and its asking me for a password but i
    don't remember ever
    setting up one...any ideas?
    If you're looking for an easy installation
    process, why don't you use
    one of the rpm or deb-style packagings of
    Postgres, instead of trying
    to build the raw source code?

    The short answer to your question above is "su to
    root first then
    postgres", but it's obvious from the questions
    you're asking that
    you're very unfamiliar with linux system
    administration, so I'm
    wondering why you're insisting on doing it the
    hard way...
    regards, tom lane

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  • Operationsengineer1 at Mar 2, 2006 at 12:34 am

    postgres.org -> Downloads -> Via FTP -> Binary
    _v8.1.3
    -> linux -> RPMs _Fedora or Redhat (not sure if
    eaither will work).

    Doesn't Suse Linux have a package manager? did you
    try searching your package manager's repository for
    postgres 8.1? i'd bet it is available.

    you come off as new to linux (i'm relatively new
    myself). do you know that you can install and
    configure a development box using winxp?

    that's what i use right now (and i have specific
    instructions to do so - let me know if you want
    them).
    i'm planning to move my dev activities to linux,
    however, if i had to learn all i have learned over
    the
    past year *and* been forced up the linux learning
    curve at the same time, life would've been even more
    challenging.

    best of luck.

    --- crdandridge1@comcast.net wrote:
    the address above isn't recognized by yahoo, so i
    can't send you an email directly. therefore, i posted
    this here - even though it is off topic:

    check out linuxquestions.org. i'm dual booting my
    home box with simply mepis / winxp. mepis is a debian
    based distrobution.

    i chose debian b/c of their excellent package manager
    apt-get and its gui interface, synaptic.

    suse is supposed ot br pretty decent, too, although,
    i'm not familiar with it.

    my apache / php / postgresql winxp install
    instructions are here:

    http://www.geocities.com/operationsengineer1/

    i'm not sure that is what you want, though, if you are
    wanting gnucash. you could install cygwin (linux
    emulator running in windows), but that defeats the
    purpose since you'd still have to learn linux.

    have you tried downloading gnucash and installing it?

    here is a google of "yast tutorial":

    http://www.google.com/search?hs=3DG&hl=en&lr=&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial_s&q=yast+tutorial&btnG=Search

    i wouldn't be surprised if it installed and configured
    postgresql for you.

    my first stop would be to head over to
    linuxquestions.org -> forums -> linux distributions
    (suse/novell) and ask how to install and configure
    gnucash.

    my bet is that there are folks that will help you get
    this done. you could also google "gnucash install
    suse" and you might get cookbook install instructions.

    best of luck.

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  • Sean Davis at Mar 1, 2006 at 2:12 pm
    Try a google search for "add new user OS" where OS is your operating system.

    Sean

    On 3/1/06 8:51 AM, "crdandridge1@comcast.net" wrote:

    i am trying to add user as root and i'm still getting that error message...i'm
    just about ready to give up on postgres b/c i can't get past this step of the
    installation guide of the manual.
    On Wednesday 01 March 2006 01:41, Christoph Della Valle wrote:
    sounds a bit silly, but are you sure you tried to add user as ROOT?
    "command not found" mostly occurs with insufficient rights

    crdandridge1@comcast.net schrieb:
    adduser postgres comes back with error "command not found" how can i fix
    this? do i need to download something else with this source package?
    i installed 8.1.3, i guess from source on ftp, and i'm running linux
    10.0 thanks

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