2037:4004 -- Mac Postgres Install

  • omfgppc

    ptyler wrote: -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Mac Postgres Install
    Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 16:35:47 -0400
    From: Perry Clark
    Organization: xTuple

    Here''s an FYI for the Mac-Postgres Crowd...

    Taken from:

    I was trying to install PostgreSQL on my Mac OS X using its included
    installation notes, which I have included below.

    The command \"adduser postgres\" did not exist, however I managed to run
    the command \"chown postgres /usr/local/pgsql/data\".

    Later, I managed to find the Apple Developer Connection article
    (http://developer.apple.com/internet/opensource/postgres.html) and
    learned that adding the user should have been done through the System
    Preferences panel.

    When I went to the Sys Pref panel to do so, it gave me a warning saying
    the user \"postgres\" already existed, but it does not appear on the list
    of users. I also cannot login with that user from the command line
    interface, but I can login in Mac OS.

    My question is, how can I delete that user so I can continue with the
    installation of PostgreSQL as described in the above cited website?

    SHORT ANSWER: Use the existing PostgreSQL user - You cannot see the
    postgres user because it''s user ID is less than 500.

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