yes, you are having a hard time
'su - postgres' and see what is around where that lands you (in postgres' home directory). It may not be standard or not, but I have $(home_postgres)/data/postgresql.conf so that may be where it is. $PGDATA is an environment var which holds where the data is, if you are curious.
I don't know why you need that file, though. You have start scripts for the server, you can use those as root to start/stop the server. Redhat rpms throw stuff in the most stupid places. To find where it did put things, do rpm -qa | grep postgresql then when you see which rpms you have, you can see what files the rpm installed with 'rpm -ql ...rpm_name....' (you can do them both a la meme fois si vous voulez avec 'rpm -ql `rpm -qa | grep postgres`'
You only should upgrade at all if you can't start the server and connect to it. For your labs, 7.3.2 has everything you need, for sure!! I don't think you should at this point. See what you have first.
To connect to the server, see if it is running by doing 'ps -aux' (linux) and looking for postmaster process. And, try typing 'psql -d template1'. You shouldn't need a pass to connect to them??
On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:15:39PM +1300, stm23 wrote:
> hi, i'm really having a difficult time setting up postgresql on my home
> computer. i have v7.3.2 preinstalled with my OS, but it's really confusing
> trying to comprehend it. there's no usr/local/pgsql/ folder - it's really
> hard to find files like postgres.conf. the files seem to be all over the
> place :( i'd like to just start again & reinstall a new version from scratch.
> (do i need to uninstall 7.3.2 first?). here's what i need to able to do (so
> that i can simulate labs for a 300-level Database Management course at home):
> * create & run a pgsql server
> * create & maintain pgsql databases
> * JDBC support
> could some1 please advise me as to the exact files that i need to download
> (ie, version, source/rpm etc) in order to meet my needs. please be as clear
> as possible :)
> thanx for any help u can offer
> comp details:
> dell 600m inspiron laptop (1.4GHz, 512RAM)
> Redhat 9.0 OS
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