Installing RT 3.6.5 on Suse 10 SP1

I’m having trouble installing RT on Suse 10.1. I’m at the make initialize-database portion of the install. I’m using PostGRESQL for the database.
Here is the progress after entering the root database password:

Now creating a database for RT.
Creating Pg database rtdb.
Now populating database schema.
Creating database schema.
Done setting up database schema.
Now inserting database ACLs
DBD::Pg::st execute failed: ERROR: permission denied to create role
Problem with statment:
create user rt_user with password ‘’ NOCREATEDB NOCREATEUSER;
ERROR: permission denied to create role
make: *** [initialize-database] Error 255

Any help that anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Zachary Lease
Lycoming College - IT Services
End User Support Specialist
700 College Place
Box 142
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone 570.321.4357
Fax 570.321.4051