Re: SSL problems

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andriy Bakay <andriy(at)irbisnet(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-ru-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: SSL problems
Date: 2008-09-03 15:38:31
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Andriy Bakay <andriy(at)irbisnet(dot)com> writes:
> I have problems to setup SSL for PostgreSQL server. I did all the steps
> which described in the documentation (17.8. Secure TCP/IP Connections
> with SSL), but when I try to start the PostgreSQL server the pg_ctl gave
> me: "could not start server". And nothing in the logs (I enabled all of
> them). I googled around but did not find much.

There is *no* exit path from the PG server that does not spit out an
error message someplace. Re-examine the logging setup. I don't know
how FreeBSD's package sets it up exactly, but there have been packages
in the past that just sent the postmaster's stderr to /dev/null :-(.
See here for some documentation about the settings that determine where
messages go:

regards, tom lane

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