On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Tom Lane wrote:
> Doug Silver <dsilver(at)urchin(dot)com> writes:
> > And no matter what I put in the pg_hba.conf file, I get the following:
> > parse_hba: invalid syntax in pg_hba.conf file at line 253, token
> > "localhost"
> > FATAL 1: Missing or erroneous pg_hba.conf file, see postmaster log for
> > details
> In 7.2 you must SIGHUP the postmaster to get it to take notice of
> changes in its config files --- the thing is still complaining about
> an error in whatever the file contained when you started it.
> "pg_ctl reload" is a convenient script for sending SIGHUP to the
> regards, tom lane
Thanks Tom -- That was indeed the problem.
Didn't know about the SIGHUP aspect of postgres. Hmmm, RTFM? ;-)
I've since added the reload to the contributed startup script so I
remember it the next time. Nothing more than these four lines:
su -l $PGUSER -c "$DAEMON reload"
echo 'Reloading (SIGHUP) Postgresql'
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