Christoph Heibl wrote:
>> run this in the command line
>> locate postmaster.pid
>> find / -name "postmaster.pid" -print
>> that should locate any postmaster files and then remove whatever looks
>> like the postmaster.pif file
> Thank you! I found postmaster.pid in usr/local/pgsql/data. I deleted the
> whole pgsql directory and installed postgres again using the following
> sudo make install
> sudo mkdir /usr/local/pgsql/data
> sudo chown postgres /usr/local/pgsql/data
> su postgres
> /usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data
> When I then try to start the PosrgreSQL-server via
> /usr/local/pgsql/bin/postgres -D /usr/local/pgsql/data
> the terminal gets "stuck" (i.e. no prompt appears ) after six lines of
> LOG: database system was shut down at 2007-07-25 09:38:00 CEST
> LOG: checkpoint record is at 0/42C258
> LOG: redo record is at 0/42C258; undo record is at 0/0; shutdown TRUE
> LOG: next transaction ID: 0/593; next OID: 10820
> LOG: next MultiXactId: 1; next MultiXactOffset: 0
> LOG: database system is ready
> There is no explicit error message. What can be wrong?
> What directory do I have to cd to in order to execute
> "/usr/local/pgsql/bin/postgres -D /usr/local/pgsql/data"?
> Did I omit an important step?
> Thanks for your ideas!
The last line there is what you are interested in - it's ready.
You may be mislead by the first line - that comes from initdb which
basically starts the server to setup the system catalogs etc. then stops it.
In the Terminal when you give a command you don't get your cursor back
until the command has finished running.
As you want the server to continue running you can add & after the
command which will allow the command to run in the background.
(that would include a space and then the & after the last character in
If you have a startupitems folder to start postgresql on startup then
you can also use that to start/stop postgresql manually with -
sudo /Library/StartupItems/PostgreSQL/PostgreSQL start
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