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I can't get PostgreSQL to work on my system.

From: bumb wang <bumbwang(at)public4(dot)sta(dot)net(dot)cn>
To: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: I can't get PostgreSQL to work on my system.
Date: 1999-03-29 01:20:35
Message-ID: 36FED563.F5F6050A@public4.sta.net.cn (view raw or flat)
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It took my three days to install and reinstall PostgreSQL.
Now I have no idea.

My Postgres is v6.4.2(download two days ago).
OS is RedHat v5.1 Linux 2.0.34
CPU P133/32MSDRAM

I followed Administrator's Guide told my installed my Postgres.
When I type "postmaster -i",I got the error message:
FATAL: StreamServerPort: bind() failed: errno=98
        Is another postmaster already running on that port?
        If not, remove socket node (/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432) and retry.
/usr/local/pgsql/bin/postmaster: cannot create UNIX stream port

There is no .s.PGSQL.5432 in the /tmp/.

By the way,why the port must to be set 5432.


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