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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 16:10:24
Message-ID: CAHjAGiPeibzTKcU6sDd1aMe02Be80rJCmxjZLOpff4d7QMt77Q@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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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
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
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>
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