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[SOLVED] Re: Hung postmaster (8.3.9)

From: "Ed L(dot)" <pgsql(at)bluepolka(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: [SOLVED] Re: Hung postmaster (8.3.9)
Date: 2010-03-02 01:26:20
Message-ID: 201003011826.20121.pgsql@bluepolka.net (view raw or flat)
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On Monday 01 March 2010 @ 17:58, Tom Lane wrote:
> "Ed L." <pgsql(at)bluepolka(dot)net> writes:
> > Killed the stuck postmaster with sigkill, edited the file,
> > restarted postmaster, and it re-wrote the file with the
> > bogus entry.  I don't have any superuser sessions open.  Is
> > there another route?
> 
> What you're going to need to do is stop the postmaster, start
> a standalone backend (see the "postgres" man page entry if you
> never did that before) and issue the ALTER USER in the
>  standalone backend.  Then you can restart normal operations.

That did the trick.  Thank you very much, Sensei.

Ed

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