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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 15:17:08
Message-ID: CAHjAGiPb6=9oXDfWX=EVX8MwJ7E0i2CkAzfNVftfUNyS=gmctQ@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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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?

> 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%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




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
>>
>
>
>
>

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