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Re: Newbie Stupid Question

From: "Henshall, Stuart - WCP" <SHenshall(at)westcountrypublications(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: 'Simopoulos' <msimopou(at)mbvlab(dot)wpafb(dot)af(dot)mil>,pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Newbie Stupid Question
Date: 2002-07-12 15:32:47
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Is the postmaster started?
To start from console do:
pg_ctl start -D <data directory>
or
postmaster -D <data directory> &
To enable TCP/IP from command line do (better to do in conf file):
postmaster -i -D <data directory> &
It maybe necessary to initdb first eg:
initdb -D <data directory>
hth,
- Stuart

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simopoulos [mailto:msimopou(at)mbvlab(dot)wpafb(dot)af(dot)mil]
> Sent: 11 July 2002 15:02
> To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [NOVICE] Newbie Stupid Question
> 
> 
> Hi All
> I have just installed PostgreSQL on my duel booted Windows 
> 98/Red Hat Linux
> system.  I just want to experiment/learn/play with the db 
> without interfering with
> real dbs so I'm not connected to anything.  No surprise when 
> I get the error with
> the first createdb at the end of the installation, which states:
> 
>    Is the server running locally and accepting
>    connections on Unix domain socket
>    "tmp/.S.PGSQL.5432"?
>    createdb: database creation failed
> 
> Can anyone help, I'm almost done!
> Peace,
> Marsie
> 

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