=?iso-8859-1?Q?S=F8ren_Krogh_Neigaard?= <soeren(at)neigaard(dot)com> writes:
> Im totally new to postgresql. I installed 8.4.3 via MacPorts, and it told me to run this command to have postgresql start at boot:
> sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.postgresql84-server.plist
> I can see with a ps command that there are something runing. So what next? I can read that I must use initdb to create a database, and give it a path to a file/directory where the data will be stored, but will the running postgresql server then know where this database/data is?
If the server is running, there must already be a valid data directory
for it to work in. I'm not familiar with the MacPorts package but it
seems likely that that daemon script ran initdb for you --- you could
look into the script to check.
> What are the next steps to get me up and running?
Try "psql postgres" and see what happens.
regards, tom lane
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