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Starting the database server

From: Javier Perez <javier(dot)perez(at)jpmguides(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Starting the database server
Date: 2002-11-26 08:00:02
Message-ID: 10EC7F17-0115-11D7-BE28-0030657EDDE8@jpmguides.com (view raw or flat)
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Hi all,

I try to start PostgreSQL, but it doesn't work. I installed it 
successfully and now I try to launch the server. This is what I did:

1. Set the path
	$ set path = ( /usr/local/pgsql/bin $path )

2. Create the cluster
	$ initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data

3. Start the database server
	$ postmaster -D /usr/local/pgsql/data

It's in the last part when I try to start the database server that I 
get this error message:

FATAL: no such group 'pgsql'
postmaster: cannot create UNIX stream port

I don't understand why? For doing all these steps I was logged as 
postgres admin. I installed PostgreSQL 7.2.2 on Mac OSX 10.2.

Can someone help me to understand what was my mistake?

Thanks a lot
Javier


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