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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: Arvind Sharma <arvind321(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: complete uninstall of postgres 9.0.4
Date: 2011-11-07 16:04:11
Message-ID: CAHjAGiPh=ovLd6n3UrsEsbLNEgg7SsMn_d4SVuyxBooPjcNLQA@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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Arvind,

files such as: /Applications/PostgreSQL 9.0 and /etc/postgres-reg.ini
do not exist on my machine.

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 10:42 AM, Arvind Sharma <arvind321(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:

> If the regular /Applications/PostgreSQL 9.0/uninstall-postgresql.app
> doesn't help then there are manual steps which will remove ALL the elements
> of the PG
>
> Manual Uninstallation:
>
> 1) Stop the server
>
> sudo /sbin/SystemStarter stop postgresql-9.0
>
> 2) Remove menu shortcuts:
>
> sudo rm -rf /Applications/PostgreSQL 9.0
>
> 3) Remove the ini file
>
> sudo rm -rf /etc/postgres-reg.ini
>
> 4) Removing Startup Items
>
> sudo rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/postgresql-9.0
>
> 5) Remove the data and installed files
>
> sudo rm -rf /Library/PostgreSQL/9.0
>
> 6) Delete the user postgres
>
> sudo dscl . delete /users/postgres
>
>
> Arvind
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Ramy Abdel-Azim <ramy(dot)abdel-azim(at)startdatelabs(dot)com>
> *To:* pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
> *Sent:* Monday, November 7, 2011 6:02 AM
> *Subject:* [NOVICE] complete uninstall of postgres 9.0.4
>
> 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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