Scidb setup problem: init_syscat fails


I am a novice trying to setup a scidb cluster. I am stuck with this error (see below) while running init_syscat. Please help resolve this.


scidb@qp1:/opt/scidb/12.10/bin$ sudo -u postgres /opt/scidb/12.10/bin/ init_syscat arrays
coercing to Unicode: need string or buffer, NoneType found
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/opt/scidb/12.10/bin/”, line 1175, in
init_syscat(masterSrv, 0)
File “/opt/scidb/12.10/bin/”, line 647, in init_syscat
stdoutFile=None, stderrFile=None)
File “/opt/scidb/12.10/bin/”, line 449, in executeIt
print “error in command %s: " % (” ".join(cmdList))
TypeError: sequence item 3: expected string, NoneType found


It seems like the problem occurred due to copy pasting the contents into the config.ini from the user guide.