Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 5:19 AM, Savita <savita(dot)halli(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> I have installed postgres in Solaris machine and trying to start the service
>> and it fails with follwoing error
>> FATAL: syntax error in file "../../pgsql/data/postgresql.conf" line 107,
>> near token "MB"
>> Is it something to do with version of SunOS?
> I doubt it. postgresql.conf should be parsed identically on any
> platform, I would think.
The error message seems consistent with what would happen if you had, say,
shared_buffers = 100 MB
instead of the correct
shared_buffers = 100MB
but the former should fail the same way on any machine.
Scott Mead's suggestion of a PG version discrepancy is a possibility
though. Old PG versions might see 100MB as two tokens, which'd give
rise to that error.
The other thing that strikes me while I'm looking at it is that a
relative path to postgresql.conf seems like a great way to shoot
yourself in the foot, because the wrong things will happen if you try to
start the postmaster from the wrong directory. A good rule of thumb is
to always use an absolute path for -D or $PGDATA. In this case the
relative path might be a cause of picking up the wrong config file.
regards, tom lane
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