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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 16:15:52
Message-ID: CAHjAGiOh6G+0SuHoURWGDjUU0-Cd2HSLrHutjG+o+oM93dB-Uw@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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not sure if this is a clue to anything but i'm getting this output:

> ps auxwww | grep postgres
postgres       53692   0.0  0.0        0      0   ??  Z     4:36PM
0:00.00 (userInit)

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Ramy Abdel-Azim <
ramy(dot)abdel-azim(at)startdatelabs(dot)com> wrote:

> well, by "configuration nonsense" what I mean is that when I uninstall
> using brew and then install again using brew and try to start the server or
> run my rails app, i get messages telling me that there is something already
> running on port 5432. incidentally, i also installed "brew install
> postgis". not sure if i mentioned that in my original post.
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Baux David <david(dot)baux(at)inserm(dot)fr> wrote:
>
>>  Dear ramy,
>>
>> ok "manual" uninstall does not seem to be a good idea. Most of your
>> results do not actually correspond to postgresql. And a lot of what has
>> been installed does not appear. You mentionned in your first message that
>> the uninstall process left  "a bunch of configuration  nonsense". Could you
>> tell us what it is? Does someone else successfully uninstalled postgres via
>> brew??
>>
>> david
>>
>>
>> Le 07/11/11 16:19, Ramy Abdel-Azim a écrit :
>>
>> 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
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>  --
>>
>> Baux David
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