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Re: BUG #3784: pg_ctl fails to start server when called with -c parameters

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Stephen Bespalko <sjbespa(at)comcast(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #3784: pg_ctl fails to start server when called with -c parameters
Date: 2007-11-28 13:51:11
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Please check the database server logs to see if it has any reason for
the failure.


Stephen Bespalko wrote:
> The following bug has been logged online:
> Bug reference:      3784
> Logged by:          Stephen Bespalko
> Email address:      sjbespa(at)comcast(dot)net
> PostgreSQL version: 8.2.5
> Operating system:   Mac OS X 10.5
> Description:        pg_ctl fails to start server when called with -c
> parameters
> Details: 
> The following start statement fails, after about 60 seconds:
> bash-3.2$
> "/Users/sjbespa/Desktop/MDP.v8/MacDentPro/MacDentPro/build/Development/MacDe
> ntPro" -w -D
> "/Users/sjbespa/" -l
> "/Users/sjbespa/" -o '-p 7147 
> -c log_line_prefix="t2453888748:r:" -c log_error_verbosity=VERBOSE -c
> log_min_messages=INFO -c log_min_error_statement=INFO -c
> log_connections=true -c log_disconnections=true' start
> waiting for server to
> start...............................................................could
> not start server
> however the same basic statement without the -c parameters works fine:
> bash-3.2$
> "/Users/sjbespa/Desktop/MDP.v8/MacDentPro/MacDentPro/build/Development/MacDe
> ntPro" -w -D
> "/Users/sjbespa/"  -o '-p 7147'
> startwaiting for server to start....LOG:  could not bind IPv6 socket:
> Address already in useHINT:  Is another postmaster already running on port
> 7147? If not, wait a few seconds and retry.
> LOG:  database system was shut down at 2007-11-27 18:28:05 MST
> LOG:  checkpoint record is at 0/2E55F30
> LOG:  redo record is at 0/2E55F30; undo record is at 0/0; shutdown TRUE
> LOG:  next transaction ID: 0/2565; next OID: 17130
> LOG:  next MultiXactId: 1; next MultiXactOffset: 0
> LOG:  database system is ready
>  done
> server started
> >From what I can tell, it appears that the parameters specified with the -c
> flags are legitimate... If this is not a blunder on my part, I would be
> happy to investigate further with a bit of help.
> I have modified the postgres programs in /bin with an OS X relative path to
> the postgres dynamic library (libpq.5.dylib), so the dbm could be embedded
> in an OS X application bundle. I can't see how that would contribute to the
> symptoms given that the program works without the offending switches.
> Best regards,
> Stephen J. Bespalko
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