[postgis-users] Problems with PostGIS Installation

christian.schuster at rsag.ch christian.schuster at rsag.ch
Thu Feb 27 02:13:30 PST 2003

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Christian Schuster

Rudolf Schuster AG
Postfach 277
CH - 3000 Bern 11

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First I have to say that I have got no experience regarding Unix or

I tried to install PostGIS on Windows XP following the guide on

Everything works fine until I try to initialize postgresql under my
'postgres' profile with:

$ initdb -D /usr/share/postgresql/data

I always got the reply:

The program 'postgres' is needed by initdb but was not found in the
directory '/usr/bin'. Check your installation.

I downloaded postgresql together with cygwin but the installation, does NOT
create a /usr/bin directory. (initdb and postgres.exe are in /bin).

But initdb works without problems if I try it as administrator.

It would be great if anyone could help me with this.

Thanks a lot,

Bernhard Moser

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