Skip site navigation (1) Skip section navigation (2)

Re: complete uninstall of postgres 9.0.4

From: Ramy Abdel-Azim <ramy(dot)abdel-azim(at)startdatelabs(dot)com>
To: Baux David <david(dot)baux(at)inserm(dot)fr>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: complete uninstall of postgres 9.0.4
Date: 2011-11-07 15:19:14
Message-ID: CAHjAGiM18SEpyXUqp-O56HZKZPRg+dMdiSfafs3cqsEUDLKSkg@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
Thread:
Lists: pgsql-novice
sorry here's the whole result of my find (i only posted just a little over
half the first time - very sorry. i don't frequent the mailing lists as
much as I should)


> > sudo find / -name "*postgres*"
> find: /dev/fd/3: Not a directory
> find: /dev/fd/4: Not a directory
>
> /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/doc/activerecord-3.1.1/rdoc/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql_adapter_rb.html
>
> /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/doc/activerecord-3.1.1/ri/ActiveRecord/ConnectionAdapters/PostgreSQLAdapter/postgresql_version-i.ri
>
> /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/doc/arel-2.2.1/rdoc/lib/arel/visitors/postgresql_rb.html
>
> /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-3.1.1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql_adapter.rb
> /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/arel-2.2.1/lib/arel/visitors/postgresql.rb
> /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/arel-2.2.1/test/visitors/test_postgres.rb
>
> /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/railties-3.1.1/lib/rails/generators/rails/app/templates/config/databases/jdbcpostgresql.yml
>
> /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/railties-3.1.1/lib/rails/generators/rails/app/templates/config/databases/postgresql.yml
> /Library/WebServer/Documents/postgresql
> /Library/WebServer/Documents/postgresql/html/app-postgres.html
> /Library/WebServer/Documents/postgresql/html/postgres-user.html
> /private/etc/apache2/users/postgres.conf
> /private/var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/groups/_postgres.plist
> /private/var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/sharepoints/postgres's Public
> Folder.plist
> /private/var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users/_postgres.plist
> /private/var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users/postgres.plist
>
> /System/Library/DirectoryServices/DefaultLocalDB/Default/groups/_postgres.plist
>
> /System/Library/DirectoryServices/DefaultLocalDB/Default/users/_postgres.plist
> /Users/postgres
>
> /Users/remcat/dev/working/startwire/vendor/plugins/foreign_keys/lib/foreign_keys/postgresql_adapter.rb
> /Users/remcat/Library/Application
> Support/CrashReporter/postgres_DCCEF98F-4602-5FF7-964F-5E717AC007B4.plist
> /Users/remcat/Library/Caches/Homebrew/postgresql-9.0.4.tar.bz2
> /Users/remcat/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/History/http:%2F%
> 2Fwww.postgresql.org <http://2fwww.postgresql.org/>
> %2Fdocs%2Fcurrent%2Fstatic%2Findex.html.webhistory
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/postgres_2011-11-06-194716_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/postgres_2011-11-06-194742_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/postgres_2011-11-06-194757_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/postgres_2011-11-06-194958_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/postgres_2011-11-06-203352_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/postgres_2011-11-06-203359_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/.postgres_2011-11-06-194716_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash.plist
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/.postgres_2011-11-06-194742_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash.plist
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/.postgres_2011-11-06-194757_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash.plist
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/.postgres_2011-11-06-194958_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash.plist
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/.postgres_2011-11-06-203352_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash.plist
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/.postgres_2011-11-06-203359_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash.plist
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/postgres_2011-11-06-194716_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/postgres_2011-11-06-194742_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/postgres_2011-11-06-194757_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/postgres_2011-11-06-194958_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/postgres_2011-11-06-203352_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash
>
> /Users/remcat/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/postgres_2011-11-06-203359_Ramys-MacBook-Pro.crash
> /Users/remcat/Library/Saved Application
> State/org.postgresql.pgadmin.savedState
> /usr/bin/postgres_real
> /usr/include/postgres_ext.h
> /usr/include/postgresql
> /usr/include/postgresql/internal/postgres_fe.h
> /usr/include/postgresql/server/postgres.h
> /usr/include/postgresql/server/postgres_ext.h
> /usr/include/postgresql/server/postgres_fe.h
> /usr/lib/postgresql/usr/local/Library/Aliases/postgres
>
/usr/local/Library/Formula/postgresql.rb
/usr/local/var/postgres
/usr/local/var/postgres/postgresql.conf
/usr/share/devicemgr/backend/vendor/rails/activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql_adapter.rb
/usr/share/devicemgr/backend/vendor/rails/railties/configs/databases/postgresql.yml
/usr/share/devicemgr/webserver/gems/gems/eventmachine-0.12.10/lib/em/protocols/postgres3.rb
/usr/share/man/man1/postgres.1.gz
/usr/share/postgresql
/usr/share/postgresql/postgres.bki
/usr/share/postgresql/postgres.description
/usr/share/postgresql/postgres.shdescription
/usr/share/postgresql/postgresql.conf
/usr/share/postgresql/postgresql.conf.sample

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Ramy Abdel-Azim <
ramy(dot)abdel-azim(at)startdatelabs(dot)com> wrote:

> ok, i'm going to go about this in a bit of a brute force manner for the
> sake of time, I apologize for bombarding everyone with this ugly post but
> it would helpful me significantly. the following is the output of my "sudo
> find" command. which files/directories are safe/necessary to delete?
>
>
>

>
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 10:03 AM, Baux David <david(dot)baux(at)inserm(dot)fr> wrote:
>
>>  Dear Ramy,
>>
>> I confirm the message posted twice. I am also new to postgresql and I
>> just switched to Lion so I am probably not very helpful but as it seems
>> that you got no answers, I can try to give you some clues.
>> My postgresql install was not through brew, but if I understood weel, all
>> should be in /usr/local. So if you can locate the file manually, or follow
>> the symlinks, you can probably delete them manually (but be careful).
>> Maybe you should also check that the server was not running before
>> launching the uninstall process (pg_ctl stop).
>>
>> To answer your last question, I used the dmg directly downloaded from
>> Postgres website, and everything did well (it installs in
>> /Library/PostgreSQL/, and some stuff in /Applications/PostgreSQL/). And for
>> post install, the documentation is quite complete. Installing DBD::Pg for
>> perl on Lion worked also well.
>> BW
>>
>> david
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Le 07/11/11 15:36, Ramy Abdel-Azim a écrit :
>>
>> Not sure if this has already posted, but I wasn't accepted to the mailing
>> list the first time i sent it. apologies if it shows up twice.
>> _Ramy
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 9:02 AM, Ramy Abdel-Azim <
>> ramy(dot)abdel-azim(at)startdatelabs(dot)com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>> It seems I've rather botched my installation of postgres onto my Mac OSX
>>> lion machine. I would like to "start over from scratch". I've tried "brew
>>> uninstall postgresql" but this seems to leave a bunch of configuration
>>> nonsense that I dont' need in my new installation still in tact (or
>>> something). In any case, instead of trying to figure out what i did wrong,
>>> I'd like to completely start over with the installation process. i don't
>>> need to retain any database tables or any data or anything like that. I'd
>>> like to get my machine back to a point where it knew nothing of postgres.
>>>
>>>  Please let me know if you can assist me.
>>>
>>>  And, along the way, if you know of any gotchas that come with trying
>>> to install postgres on mac osx lion, please let me know about them. I'm
>>> completely new to both Mac OSX lion (though not linux) and completely new
>>> to postgres (though i have used MySQL and SQL-Server in the past).
>>>
>>>  Thanks kindly,
>>> _Ramy
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

In response to

Responses

pgsql-novice by date

Next:From: Baux DavidDate: 2011-11-07 15:39:19
Subject: Re: complete uninstall of postgres 9.0.4
Previous:From: Ramy Abdel-AzimDate: 2011-11-07 15:17:08
Subject: Re: complete uninstall of postgres 9.0.4

Privacy Policy | About PostgreSQL
Copyright © 1996-2014 The PostgreSQL Global Development Group