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Re: Don't know where to begin

From: <peter(at)jingo(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Don't know where to begin
Date: 2000-09-13 08:19:09
Message-ID: 001301c01d5b$4ae64bd0$2d01a8c0@Peter (view raw or whole thread)
Lists: pgsql-novice
> Mark Cannata wrote:
>   >I've been trying to use Postgresql on Redhat Linux  for a while now
>   >no success.
>   >I can't get the postmaster to start (I'm trying to start it as
>   >
>   >I can't get initdb or createdb  to run
>   >the directory for pgsql is in /var/lib, is this the right directory?
>   >I've read the postmaster man page and the documentation at the Postgres
>   >site, but I can't seem to get anywhere.

Try this:
become root , then:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/postgresql start

The manual ( says
the above script would be "/etc/rc.d/init.d/postgres.init" but the above is
where it lives on my Redhat setup.

You wouldn't need to be root if you know what the postrgres user's password


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