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Re: Re: [GENERAL] postmaster does not start up

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Andrew Perrin - Demography <aperrin(at)demog(dot)Berkeley(dot)EDU>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Re: [GENERAL] postmaster does not start up
Date: 2000-12-13 05:59:41
Message-ID: 200012130559.AAA07670@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Lamar Owen wrote:
>   >Tom Lane wrote:
>   >> Hmm.  Where are you invoking psql from, and is it the same one you
>   >> compiled yourself?
>   > 
>   >> ISTR that the Debian RPMs use a nonstandard location of the pgsql Unix
>   >> socket file, which means that an RPM psql will NOT talk to a standard
>   >> compilation of the postmaster, nor vice versa.
>   >
>   >Um, the Debian packages are .deb's, not RPM's.  Is the standard socket
>   >location not /tmp? That's where the RPM's put it.  I don't know about
>   >the DEB's -- ask Oliver.
> 
> No. /var/run/postgresql - it was necessary to move them, because long-open
> sockets were being deleted from /tmp (it is, after all, a _temporary_
> directory) by tmpreaper. 

/var/run seems like a good spot for it.  How do you make sure clients
see it?  Do you have a symlink in /tmp?

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