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Re: error on start up "could not change directory to"

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Kevin Duffy <kevind0718(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: error on start up "could not change directory to"
Date: 2012-02-05 23:08:07
Message-ID: 23584.1328483287@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Kevin Duffy <kevind0718(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> I am would guess that I am using the "pre-packaged" version,  because I did
> the install using yum.
> If I start postgresql using "sudo service postgresql start"  it will find
> my data
> directory?  Do I need to do a SU - postgres first?
> Is there a recent tutorial for starting, stopping and other simple
> postgresql
> admin tasks?

There should be a README file in /usr/share/doc/postgresql...
covering the idiosyncrasies of the RPM distribution.

			regards, tom lane

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