hi everyone,

here is what happens when i try to run initdb after installing
postgresql under nt:

$>initdb –username=Postgres

We are initializing the database system with username Postgres
(uid=1005).
This user will own all the files and must also own the server process.

Creating Postgres database system directory d:\usr\local\pgsql\data

Creating Postgres database system directory d:\usr\local\pgsql\data/base

Creating template database in d:\usr\local\pgsql\data/base/template1
ERROR: mdopen: couldn't open d:\usr\local\pgsql\data/pg_variable: No
such file or directory
ERROR: mdopen: couldn't open d:\usr\local\pgsql\data/pg_variable: No
such file or directory
………………

and the last ERROR lines are repeated endlessly until i manually stop
the process. same thing if i try with another valid
username. the data, base, and template1 directories are created and also
the first two pg_* files in template1, but apparently it
stops because it cannot create pg_class. here is what i have in lib and
bin:

$>ls –ls /usr/local/pgsql/lib

total 2458
247 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 505481 Dec 11 23:10 ecpg.dll
1 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 696 Dec 11 23:10
global1.bki.source
0 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 0 Dec 11 23:10
global1.description
8 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 14522 Dec 11 23:10 libecpg.a
945 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 1934912 Dec 11 23:10
libpostgres.a
34 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 67942 Dec 11 23:10 libpq++.a
39 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 77886 Dec 11 23:10 libpq.a
85 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 172870 Dec 11 23:10
local1_template1.bki.source
12 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 22583 Dec 11 23:10
local1_template1.description
2 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 3407 Dec 11 23:10
pg_geqo.sample
3 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 5192 Dec 11 23:10
pg_hba.conf.sample
336 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 686244 Dec 11 23:10 plpgsql.dll
453 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 927681 Dec 11 23:10 pq++.dll
293 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 598785 Dec 11 23:10 pq.dll


$>ls –ls /usr/local/pgsql/bin

total 3506
1 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 1065 Dec 11 23:10 cleardbdir
2 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 2505 Dec 11 23:10 createdb
3 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 4227 Dec 11 23:10 createlang
3 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 4658 Dec 11 23:10 createuser
1 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 1602 Dec 11 23:10 destroydb
2 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 2951 Dec 11 23:10 destroylang
2 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 3757 Dec 11 23:10 destroyuser
338 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 691023 Dec 11 23:10 ecpg.exe
9 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 17471 Dec 11 23:10 initdb
2 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 3743 Dec 11 23:10 initlocation

1 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 259 Dec 11 23:10 ipcclean
217 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 443730 Dec 11 23:10 pg_dump.exe
1 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 1803 Dec 11 23:10 pg_dumpall
155 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 316368 Dec 11 23:10 pg_id.exe
165 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 336531 Dec 11 23:10
pg_passwd.exe
2 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 2251 Dec 11 23:10 pg_upgrade
158 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 321557 Dec 11 23:10
pg_version.exe
2196 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 4496147 Dec 11 23:10 postgres.exe

1 lrw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 23 Dec 11 23:10 postmaster
-> postgres.exe
246 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 503445 Dec 11 23:10 psql.exe
1 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 1956 Dec 11 23:10 vacuumdb

when i installed postgresql, configure, make, and make install seemed to
execute without any serious incident, i sent their output to .log files
and checked them out with "cat *.log | grep Error" to make sure
everything went fine. i also checked the environment with
check_cygwin_setup.sh, the /etc/passwd file (local) was created.


may i ask three questions:

(1) why can't i run initdb?

(2) i have winnt 4.0 with service pack 6, cygwin-b20.1, and the
postgresql-6.5.3 sources; my gcc -v says version is 2.91.57
(egcs-1.1) : is there anythyng wrong with this configuration?

(3) why initdb --username=jkr, as indicated in the winnt install readme
and update post? why not just initdb --username=postgres; and, finally,

(4) are both the Cygwin32 IPC package by Ludovic LANGE and
cygwin32_ipc-1.03.tar.gz necessary? it seems to me that i
can start ipc-daemon without the latter package but maybe i'm wrong (or
maybe it's already there, from the cygwin installation,
and i don't know it).

thank you very much for any help you can provide.

laurentiu

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  • Laurentiu c at Dec 15, 1999 at 3:36 am
    hi everyone,

    here is what happens when i try to run initdb after installing
    postgresql under nt:

    $>initdb –username=Postgres

    We are initializing the database system with username Postgres (uid=1005).
    This user will own all the files and must also own the server process.

    Creating Postgres database system directory d:\usr\local\pgsql\data

    Creating Postgres database system directory d:\usr\local\pgsql\data/base

    Creating template database in d:\usr\local\pgsql\data/base/template1
    ERROR: mdopen: couldn't open d:\usr\local\pgsql\data/pg_variable: No such file or directory
    ERROR: mdopen: couldn't open d:\usr\local\pgsql\data/pg_variable: No
    such file or directory
    ...............

    and the last ERROR lines are repeated endlessly until i manually stop
    the process. same thing if i try with another valid username. the data, base, and template1 directories are created and also the first two pg_* files in template1, but apparently it doesn't continue because it cannot create pg_class. here is what i have in lib and
    bin:

    $>ls /usr/local/pgsql/lib

    total 2458
    247 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 505481 Dec 11 23:10 ecpg.dll
    1 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 696 Dec 11 23:10
    global1.bki.source
    0 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 0 Dec 11 23:10
    global1.description
    8 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 14522 Dec 11 23:10 libecpg.a
    945 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 1934912 Dec 11 23:10
    libpostgres.a
    34 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 67942 Dec 11 23:10 libpq++.a
    39 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 77886 Dec 11 23:10 libpq.a
    85 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 172870 Dec 11 23:10
    local1_template1.bki.source
    12 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 22583 Dec 11 23:10
    local1_template1.description
    2 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 3407 Dec 11 23:10
    pg_geqo.sample
    3 -r--r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 5192 Dec 11 23:10

    pg_hba.conf.sample
    336 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 686244 Dec 11 23:10 plpgsql.dll
    453 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 927681 Dec 11 23:10 pq++.dll
    293 -rw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 598785 Dec 11 23:10 pq.dll


    $>ls /usr/local/pgsql/bin

    total 3506
    1 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 1065 Dec 11 23:10 cleardbdir
    2 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 2505 Dec 11 23:10 createdb
    3 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 4227 Dec 11 23:10 createlang
    3 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 4658 Dec 11 23:10 createuser
    1 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 1602 Dec 11 23:10 destroydb
    2 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 2951 Dec 11 23:10 destroylang
    2 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 3757 Dec 11 23:10 destroyuser
    338 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 691023 Dec 11 23:10 ecpg.exe
    9 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 17471 Dec 11 23:10 initdb
    2 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 3743 Dec 11 23:10 initlocation

    1 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 259 Dec 11 23:10 ipcclean
    217 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 443730 Dec 11 23:10 pg_dump.exe
    1 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 1803 Dec 11 23:10 pg_dumpall
    155 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 316368 Dec 11 23:10 pg_id.exe
    165 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 336531 Dec 11 23:10
    pg_passwd.exe
    2 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 2251 Dec 11 23:10 pg_upgrade
    158 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 321557 Dec 11 23:10
    pg_version.exe
    2196 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 4496147 Dec 11 23:10 postgres.exe

    1 lrw-r--r-- 1 postgres everyone 23 Dec 11 23:10 postmaster
    -> postgres.exe
    246 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 503445 Dec 11 23:10 psql.exe
    1 -r-xr-xr-x 1 postgres everyone 1956 Dec 11 23:10 vacuumdb

    when i installed postgresql, configure, make, and make install seemed to
    execute without any serious incident, i sent their output to .log files
    and checked them out with "cat *.log | grep Error" to make sure
    everything went fine. i also checked the environment with
    check_cygwin_setup.sh, the /etc/passwd file (local) was created.


    may i ask three questions:

    (1) why can't i run initdb?

    (2) i have winnt 4.0 with service pack 6, cygwin-b20.1, and the
    postgresql-6.5.3 sources; my gcc -v says version is 2.91.57
    (egcs-1.1) : is there anythyng wrong with this configuration?

    (3) why initdb --username=jkr, as indicated in the winnt install readme and update post? why not just initdb --username=postgres; and, finally,

    (4) are both the Cygwin32 IPC package by Ludovic LANGE and
    cygwin32_ipc-1.03.tar.gz necessary? it seems to me that i
    can start ipc-daemon without the latter package but maybe i'm wrong (or maybe it's already there, from the cygwin installation,
    and i don't know it).

    thank you very much for any help you can provide.

    laurentiu





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