Herbie Pabst <herbie(at)nextearth(dot)com> writes:
> Thank you for replying. I now have gotten as far as doing "initdb" and
> have a template1 in "base" directory. Now when I run Postmaster it asks
> for a data path, I use "-D" option and supply the path and run
> postmaster but if locks up the computer and pgsql never starts.
It's hardly likely that it "locks up the computer". Are you typing
"postmaster" in a shell window and expecting the command to terminate?
It won't, nor will it automatically launch a psql for you. The
postmaster is just a daemon that you are supposed to start up as a
background process. See the admin guide, eg
(note that these docs are for 7.1, but they mostly apply to the 7.0
version that I suppose you are running).
regards, tom lane
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