Do not install this benchmark when running as root. The automated postgres database setup will silently error out, as it insists on being a non-root user. You can install Phoronix as root, but switch to another user to run the "/usr/bin/phoronix-test-suite install pts/pgbench" command. You can't use the benchmark after it's "installed" as root, because the "installation" is local to the user, in ~/.phoronix-test-suite/ directory, and setup will have failed if you do it as root.
Secondly, the benchmark will fail unless you create the following file:
..and put in it the following line(s) (where /home/YOURUSER is the home directory of the user that you are about to run the install as:
-Craig @ Halcyon Canada
Post by craighalcyon on 02 December 2011, 11.35.