Tim Boring wrote:
>I've successfully installed pgsql 7.0.3 on my SuSE 7.0 system and can create
>dbs, users, etc. from the psql terminal. However, if I want to try to use
>pgaccess it gives me the following error message:
>"Connection to database failed PQconnectPoll() -- connect() failed:
>Connection refused. Is the postmaster running (with -i) at 'localhost' and
>accepting connections on TCP/IP port 5432'?"
>So I shutdown the postmaster and tried restarting like this:
>postmaster -D -i /var/lib/pgsql/data > logfile 2>&1 &
>but it doesn't start the postmaster. If I leave off the -i it will start, b
>then I'm back to square one as far as using pgaccess.
>Out of curiousity, since I'm trying to use pgaccess on the localhost, should
>it just use regular Linux sockets and not try to connect via TCP/IP? It see
>odd that I can connect to the server from the psql terminal without setting
>-i option on the postmaster but not from pgaccess.
Leave the hostname field blank in the connection dialog; pgaccess will then
use Unix sockets instead of TCP/IP. localhost is a TCP/IP hostname.
This is not specific to pgaccess; if PGHOST is in your environment and not
empty, any connection to the postmaster will use TCP/IP unless overridden.
Oliver Elphick Oliver(dot)Elphick(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk
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