[postgis-users] initdb reporting error.

David Valentine valentine at library.ucsb.edu
Tue Dec 9 21:24:22 PST 2003

How is the system level library path configured?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Seamus Thomas Carroll" <carrolls at cpsc.ucalgary.ca>
To: <postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 8:56 PM
Subject: [postgis-users] initdb reporting error.

> Hi,
> I have installed postgres in a non-standard location with this call to 
> configure:
> ./configure --prefix=/scratch/postgresql-7.4/ 
> --exec-prefix=/scratch/postgresql-7.4 --libdir=/scratch/postgresql-7.4/lib
> make 
> 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": 
> /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.
> Seamus
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