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Re: How to Install Postgres 8.3 in Solaris 10 as a service

From: Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Anirban Pal <anirban(dot)pal(at)newgen(dot)co(dot)in>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: How to Install Postgres 8.3 in Solaris 10 as a service
Date: 2009-05-27 14:19:21
Message-ID: b42b73150905270719t322c4f63pa36d2290ae9a385f@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 5:00 AM, Anirban Pal <anirban(dot)pal(at)newgen(dot)co(dot)in> wrote:
> Dear all members,
>
> I have been working on postgres (windows), for last 8 months. Recently, a
> client requrement requires me to install postgres in solaris 10. What I did
> is this. Untar the deliverables from postgresql.org website, for correct
> version. Open a command window and write necessary commands to run it. If I
> want to close postgres, I have to close previously opened window and then do
> the comand writing task again. And If somebody wants to close or restart the
> postgres server, he/she have to come physically to the server(in some case
> remote is not possible). Is it possible to run postgres as a service, in
> Solaris 10 (64 bit) also, like windows. Waiting for positive reply.

On solaris (like most unixen), services are controlled with init scripts.

read the following article for a general overview:
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1359

merlin

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