postgresql postmaster and LC_MESSAGES EN_US problem

Jari Aalto+list.cygwin
Wed Dec 18 14:44:00 GMT 2002

* Tue 2002-12-17 Jason Tishler <> list.cygwin
* Message-Id: <>
> On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 11:44:30PM +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
>> * Thu 2002-12-12 Jason Tishler <> list.cygwin
>> > It appears that having LANG=en_us set before you ran initdb caused
>> > this problem.  My recommendation it to either unset LANG or use
>> > LANG=C before you rerun initdb.
>> >
>> May I suggest that the documentation says:
>>     $ env LC_ALL=C initdb -D /usr/share/postgresql/data
> IMO, the above is unnecessary unless the default Cygwin environment sets
> any of locale related environment variables to something other that "C".

I have set LC_ALL=en_US in my Cygwin setup and it took quite a while
yo giess why did the 7.3 upgrade failed. It gives mysterious error
messages when the initdb was run with that locale in effect.

I still think it would be good idea suggest in Cygwin/postgres 
documentaion to say that the loate is crucial when database is created. 
Hence he safest way:

     $ env LC_ALL=C initdb -D /usr/share/postgresql/data

I remember that there was something special with locate C?


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