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.
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