The installation of postgresql server in Ubuntu 12.04 fails. Its seem to be due to incomplete configuration of postgresql-common package. I purged all packages related to postgresql, tried to reinstall postgresql-common package only. Still error was occuring.
The error is:
$ sudo apt-get install postgresql-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: postgresql-common 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/96.5 kB of archives. After this operation, 442 kB of additional disk space will be used. Preconfiguring packages ... Selecting previously unselected package postgresql-common. (Reading database ... 176855 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking postgresql-common (from .../postgresql-common_129ubuntu1_all.deb) ... Adding 'diversion of /usr/bin/pg_config to /usr/bin/pg_config.libpq-dev by postgresql-common' Processing triggers for ureadahead ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Setting up postgresql-common (129ubuntu1) ... adduser: The user `postgres' does not exist. dpkg: error processing postgresql-common (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: postgresql-common E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Any idea how to overcome/solve this?
- I updated and tried again, same error is occuring.
- I purged the postgresql related packages and tried to install both
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