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Re: Setting up postgresql-8.3 on Debian

From: Michael Wood <esiotrot(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Machiel Richards <machielr(at)rdc(dot)co(dot)za>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Setting up postgresql-8.3 on Debian
Date: 2010-05-27 15:26:07
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On 27 May 2010 11:28, Machiel Richards <machielr(at)rdc(dot)co(dot)za> wrote:
> HI All
>
>                 In order to test the replication setup for a client, I need
> to setup posgresql 8.3 on Debian 5.
>
>                 I have installed Debian on 2 virtual machines and they can
> connect to one another and the internet just fine.
>
>                 However, when I use apt-get using the  install dvd or online
> packages to setup postgresql, I don’t succeed.
>
>                 The problem I am experiencing are as follows:
>
> ·         I use apt-get to install the relevant packages for postgresql-8.3

Please specify which packages you are referring to.  AFAIK everything
should be set up by the post-install scripts that run when you install
the package.

> ·         When I list /etc/postgresql directory, it is empty.
>
> ·         Listing /var/lib/postgresql-8.3 it is also empty.

That looks wrong.

> ·         Even when changing to postgres user, I am unable to use initdb as
> it can not be found.

I don't think you should need to do this.

> ·         Using psql command (command can be found) but it says that the
> database is not running or not allowing socket connections.
>
> ·         /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.3 start also does absolutely nothing.
>
> Have anybody experienced this before or perhaps know what I am doing wrong?
> Assistance would be much appreciated.

-- 
Michael Wood <esiotrot(at)gmail(dot)com>

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