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Re: BUG #4884: Misleading error message

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "William Chu" <wchu(at)facorelogic(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #4884: Misleading error message
Date: 2009-06-25 23:26:33
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"William Chu" <wchu(at)facorelogic(dot)com> writes:
> The following error message occurs when the IP address is not present in the
> pg_hba.conf.  The error message is misleading and should actually say
> something to the effect, "Connection refused due to lack of access
> permission".

> An SQL exception occurred: ERROR: could not load
> library "/usr/local/pgsql/lib/": cannot open
> shared object file: No such file or directory

Huh?  That error message can't possibly have anything to do with the
contents of pg_hba.conf.  What it looks like to me is a broken PostGIS
installation, ie, libpostgis present but libgeos missing.  If you're
seeing it at connect time, perhaps you have postgis set up as a
preloaded library?

			regards, tom lane

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