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Re: BUG #5365: pg_ctl start gives error

From: Scott Mead <scott(dot)lists(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Savita <savita(dot)halli(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5365: pg_ctl start gives error
Date: 2010-03-11 19:17:53
Message-ID: d3ab2ec81003111117r3457bf28tae4cdc611525481f@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 5:19 AM, Savita <savita(dot)halli(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> >
> > The following bug has been logged online:
> >
> > Bug reference:      5365
> > Logged by:          Savita
> > Email address:      savita(dot)halli(at)gmail(dot)com
> > PostgreSQL version: 8.3.5
> > Operating system:   SunOS 5.10 Generic_139555-08 sun4u sparc
> > SUNW,Sun-Fire-V440
> > Description:        pg_ctl start gives error
> > Details:
> >
> > Hi
> >
> > I have installed postgres in Solaris machine and trying to start the
> service
> > and it fails with follwoing error
> >
> > FATAL:  syntax error in file "../../pgsql/data/postgresql.conf" line 107,
> > near token "MB"
> >
> > By seeing the error I thought the problem could be with postgresql.conf
> > file. But I copied this file from other machine(SunOS 5.10
> Generic_118833-33
> > sun4v sparc sun4v) where postgres start/stop works fine still gives the
> same
> > error in this box.
> >
> > Is it something to do with version of SunOS?
>
> I doubt it.  postgresql.conf should be parsed identically on any
> platform, I would think.
>

I've seen this when I accidentally use the wrong pg_ctl on a data directory

 (i.e. my 8.1 pg_ctl is in the PATH and I use it to try and start an 8.3
cluster).

--Scott M

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