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BUG #3784: pg_ctl fails to start server when called with -c parameters

From: "Stephen Bespalko" <sjbespa(at)comcast(dot)net>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #3784: pg_ctl fails to start server when called with -c parameters
Date: 2007-11-28 01:44:58
Message-ID: 200711280144.lAS1iwXv080389@wwwmaster.postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      3784
Logged by:          Stephen Bespalko
Email address:      sjbespa(at)comcast(dot)net
PostgreSQL version: 8.2.5
Operating system:   Mac OS X 10.5
Description:        pg_ctl fails to start server when called with -c
parameters
Details: 

The following start statement fails, after about 60 seconds:

bash-3.2$
"/Users/sjbespa/Desktop/MDP.v8/MacDentPro/MacDentPro/build/Development/MacDe
ntPro 10.5.app/Contents/Resources/postgresql/bin/pg_ctl" -w -D
"/Users/sjbespa/pgsql.abqdental.8.2.intel.test/data" -l
"/Users/sjbespa/pgsql.abqdental.8.2.intel.test/postgresLogfile" -o '-p 7147 
-c log_line_prefix="t2453888748:r:" -c log_error_verbosity=VERBOSE -c
log_min_messages=INFO -c log_min_error_statement=INFO -c
log_connections=true -c log_disconnections=true' start
waiting for server to
start...............................................................could
not start server

however the same basic statement without the -c parameters works fine:

bash-3.2$
"/Users/sjbespa/Desktop/MDP.v8/MacDentPro/MacDentPro/build/Development/MacDe
ntPro 10.5.app/Contents/Resources/postgresql/bin/pg_ctl" -w -D
"/Users/sjbespa/pgsql.abqdental.8.2.intel.test/data"  -o '-p 7147'
startwaiting for server to start....LOG:  could not bind IPv6 socket:
Address already in useHINT:  Is another postmaster already running on port
7147? If not, wait a few seconds and retry.
LOG:  database system was shut down at 2007-11-27 18:28:05 MST
LOG:  checkpoint record is at 0/2E55F30
LOG:  redo record is at 0/2E55F30; undo record is at 0/0; shutdown TRUE
LOG:  next transaction ID: 0/2565; next OID: 17130
LOG:  next MultiXactId: 1; next MultiXactOffset: 0
LOG:  database system is ready
 done
server started

From what I can tell, it appears that the parameters specified with the -c
flags are legitimate... If this is not a blunder on my part, I would be
happy to investigate further with a bit of help.

I have modified the postgres programs in /bin with an OS X relative path to
the postgres dynamic library (libpq.5.dylib), so the dbm could be embedded
in an OS X application bundle. I can't see how that would contribute to the
symptoms given that the program works without the offending switches.

Best regards,
Stephen J. Bespalko

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