Problem with postgresql and need to fix it in the next release

Daniel Chénard dchenard at
Wed Jan 19 13:45:25 UTC 2005

To recreate the problem

I install FC3 on a server with  SELINUX=enforcing and

after, I install postgresql and do initdb with the user postgres

 -bash-3.00$ /usr/bin/initdb
The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user
This user must also own the server process.

The database cluster will be initialized with locale en_US.UTF-8.

fixing permissions on existing directory /var/lib/pgsql/data... ok
creating directory /var/lib/pgsql/data/base... ok
creating directory /var/lib/pgsql/data/global... ok
creating directory /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_xlog... ok
creating directory /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_clog... ok
selecting default max_connections... 100
selecting default shared_buffers... 1000
creating configuration files... ok
creating template1 database in /var/lib/pgsql/data/base/1... ok
initializing pg_shadow... ok
enabling unlimited row size for system tables... ok
initializing pg_depend... ok
creating system views... ok
loading pg_description... ok
creating conversions... ok
setting privileges on built-in objects... ok
creating information schema...
initdb: failed

To fix that, i must to disable SELinux => SELINUX=disabled
in /etc/sysconfig/selinux

restart my server 

log in with the user posgres

rm -rf /var/lib/pgsql/data/* && /usr/bin/initdb

and that's work

Daniel Chénard
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