Mindlessly followed instructions using
Vanilla Solaris 5.7
setting up user postgres (~ = a/usr/local/pgsql) and doing
everything as postgres.
$ cd /usr/src/pgsql
$ gunzip -c ~/postgresql-6.5.2.tar.gz | tar xvf -
Perhaps your instructions leave out a step since, instead of
$ cd /usr/src/pgsql/src
I had to move something, or make link, or (what I did) use
$ cd /usr/src/pgsql/postgresql-6.5.2/src
$ ./configure --without-CXX
(since libpq++ failed; I don't care) and otherwise accepted
Entire build and installation went as advertised.
Set environment variables as instructed
Left /usr/local/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf unchanged
Ran $ initdb
We are initializing the database system with username postgres (uid=1003).
This user will own all the files and must also own the server process.
Creating Postgres database system directory /usr/local/pgsql/data
Creating Postgres database system directory /usr/local/pgsql/data/base
Creating template database in /usr/local/pgsql/data/base/template1
Creating global classes in /usr/local/pgsql/data/base
Adding template1 database to pg_database...
Creating public pg_user view
Creating view pg_rules
Creating view pg_views
Creating view pg_tables
Creating view pg_indexes
Which I took to be satisfactory. But then things failed as follows
$ nohup postmaster -i > pgserver.log 2>&1 &
$ cat pgserver.log
IpcMemoryCreate: shmget failed (Invalid argument) key=5432001, size=1073152, permission=600
FATAL 1: ShmemCreate: cannot create region
Any help on what have I failed to do? Thanks.