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Re: psql won't start

From: Thomas Good <tomg(at)q8(dot)nrnet(dot)org>
To: "Diego A(dot) Puertas F(dot)" <dpuertas(at)uc(dot)edu(dot)ve>
Cc: PostgreSQL Novice List <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: psql won't start
Date: 2000-11-09 13:34:52
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.3.96.1001109083407.6129A-100000@q8.nrnet.org (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 9 Nov 2000, Diego A. Puertas F. wrote:

> I have compiled succesfully PostgreSQL 7.0.2, and I had ran psql at least
> twice and built a database without problem.
> 
> 
> Now psql is not starting and throws the following message:
> 
>  psql: FATAL 1:  Database "postgres" does not exist in the system catalog.
> 
> 
> So, what's going on? 

Diego,

You are missing an argument: the database name...

$ psql <dbname>
For exam:  $ psql template1

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