Comment 5 for bug 193696

Mathias Gug (mathiaz) wrote :

After further investagation, I've found the following error messages in the syslog from an ubuntu-server alpha6 install:

Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: SETTING UP POSTGRESQL-8.3 (8.3.0-1) ...^M
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: CREATING NEW CLUSTER (CONFIGURATION: /ETC/POSTGRESQL/8.3/MAIN, DATA: /VAR/LIB/POSTGRESQL/8.3/MAIN)...^M
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: SH: CANNOT CREATE /DEV/NULL: PERMISSION DENIED^M
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: FGETS FAILURE: SUCCESS^M
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: THE PROGRAM "POSTGRES" IS NEEDED BY INITDB BUT WAS NOT FOUND IN THE^M
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: SAME DIRECTORY AS "/USR/LIB/POSTGRESQL/8.3/BIN/INITDB".^M
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: CHECK YOUR INSTALLATION.^M
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: ERROR:
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: INITDB FAILED
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: ^M
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: ERROR: COULD NOT CREATE DEFAULT CLUSTER. PLEASE CREATE IT MANUALLY WITH^M
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: ^M
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: PG_CREATECLUSTER 8.3 MAIN --START^M
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: ^M
Mar 11 03:19:59 in-target: OR A SIMILAR COMMAND (SEE 'MAN PG_CREATECLUSTER').^M

I've attached the whole syslog file.