[postgis-users] initdb reporting error.

Seamus Thomas Carroll carrolls at cpsc.ucalgary.ca
Tue Dec 9 20:56:49 PST 2003


I have installed postgres in a non-standard location with this call to 
./configure --prefix=/scratch/postgresql-7.4/ 
--exec-prefix=/scratch/postgresql-7.4 --libdir=/scratch/postgresql-7.4/lib
make install

I then put /scratch/postgresql/bin/ in my PATH and /scratch/postgresql/lib 
in my LD_LIBRARY_PATH.  I then source my bashrc.

I then run initdb with the following call:
/scratch/postgresql/bin/initdb -D /home/grads/carrolls/database

I am then presented with the following error:
creating conversions... ERROR:  could not load library 
/usr/local/pgsql/lib/utf8_and_iso8859_1.so: undefined symbol: elog

initdb: failed

There is an old postgres installation in /usr/local but i do not 
understand why initdb would look there.  I do not have root permisions so 
that is why I have installed at this non-standard location.  My Path and 
LD_CLASS_PATH do not contain /usr/local/pgsql/....

Does anyone have an idea as to what I may be going wrong?  I have looked 
everywhere and cant figure out where libdir is being set incorrectly.


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