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Re: Newbie: problem Connecting to Server

From: "Viktor Vislobokov" <vvislobokov(at)lukoilperm(dot)ru>
To: Ferindo Middleton Jr <ferindo(dot)middleton(at)verizon(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Newbie: problem Connecting to Server
Date: 2003-04-01 02:56:04
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Ferindo Middleton Jr wrote:
> I'm running Redhat Linux 8. I have registration to the Redhat Network so
> I'm probably running the latest version of postgre sql available. I also
> have Redhat Databse v2.1 installed, but whenever I try to start a session,
> I get the following error message:
> psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory
>         Is the server running locally and accepting
>         connections on Unix domain socket "/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432"?
> Please help me configure my system so that I can connect and begin to use
> postgresql.

/etc/init.d/postgresql start

After this:
Check your PostgreSQL server is running.

ps -ax | grep postmaster

You should be see some as:

   807 ?        S      0:02 /usr/bin/postmaster

If no, check your PostgreSQL installation.

With best wishes,
Victor Vislobokov
Perm, Russia

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