Re: Installation instructions update (pg_ctl)

From: Michael Banck <michael(dot)banck(at)credativ(dot)de>
To: Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum <ads(at)pgug(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Installation instructions update (pg_ctl)
Date: 2018-10-30 08:04:56
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On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 12:08:49AM +0100, Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum wrote:
> The installation instructions (short version) are not consistent with the
> "initdb" output. The first one still uses "postgres -D", even mentions
> "check initdb output", but "initdb" emits "pg_ctl" commands.
> The attached patch updates the short install instructions and replaces
> "postgres -D" with "pg_ctl" calls.


> diff --git a/doc/src/sgml/standalone-install.xml b/doc/src/sgml/standalone-install.xml
> index 62582effed..b5d2835a47 100644
> --- a/doc/src/sgml/standalone-install.xml
> +++ b/doc/src/sgml/standalone-install.xml
> @@ -50,7 +50,7 @@ in the stand-alone version.

That one though seems to be what's ending up in INSTALL, according to
the comment at the beginning of the file.

> <screen>root# <userinput>mkdir /usr/local/pgsql/data</userinput>
> root# <userinput>chown postgres /usr/local/pgsql/data</userinput>
> root# <userinput>su - postgres</userinput>
> -postgres$ <userinput>/usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data</userinput></screen>
> +postgres$ <userinput>/usr/local/pgsql/bin/pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data</userinput></screen>
> </para>

I'm confused here, the paragraph reads "Create a database installation
with the <command>initdb</command>", so I think this hunk is not
correct and should be removed?

> @@ -77,25 +77,21 @@ postgres$ <userinput>/usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data</useri
> The previous <command>initdb</command> step should have told you how to
> start up the database server. Do so now. The command should look
> something like:
> -<programlisting>/usr/local/pgsql/bin/postgres -D /usr/local/pgsql/data</programlisting>
> - This will start the server in the foreground. To put the server
> - in the background use something like:
> -<programlisting>nohup /usr/local/pgsql/bin/postgres -D /usr/local/pgsql/data \
> - &lt;/dev/null &gt;&gt;server.log 2&gt;&amp;1 &lt;/dev/null &amp;</programlisting>
> +<programlisting>/usr/local/pgsql/bin/pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data start</programlisting>
> </para>
> <para>
> To stop a server running in the background you can type:
> -<programlisting>kill `cat /usr/local/pgsql/data/`</programlisting>
> +<programlisting>/usr/local/pgsql/bin/pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data stop</programlisting>
> </para>
> </step>
> <step>
> <para>
> Create a database:
> -<screen><userinput>createdb testdb</userinput></screen>
> +<screen><userinput>/usr/local/pgsql/bin/createdb testdb</userinput></screen>
> Then enter:
> -<screen><userinput>psql testdb</userinput></screen>
> +<screen><userinput>/usr/local/pgsql/bin/psql testdb</userinput></screen>
> to connect to that database. At the prompt you can enter SQL
> commands and start experimenting.
> </para>



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