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
> 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
>> /private/var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/sharepoints/postgres's Public
>> 2Fwww.postgresql.org <http://2fwww.postgresql.org/>
>> /Users/remcat/Library/Saved Application
> 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.
>>> 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.
>>> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 9:02 AM, Ramy Abdel-Azim <
>>> ramy(dot)abdel-azim(at)startdatelabs(dot)com> wrote:
>>>> 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
>>>> 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,
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