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Re: deinstallation - reinstallation on Mac OS 10.4

From: Shane Ambler <pgsql(at)Sheeky(dot)Biz>
To: Christoph Heibl <christoph(dot)heibl(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: deinstallation - reinstallation on Mac OS 10.4
Date: 2007-07-31 09:19:30
Message-ID: 46AEFEA2.7030500@Sheeky.Biz (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-admin
Christoph Heibl wrote:
>> run this in the command line
>> locate
>> or
>> find / -name "" -print
>> that should locate any postmaster files and then remove whatever looks 
>> like the postmaster.pif file
> Thank you! I found in usr/local/pgsql/data. I deleted the 
> whole pgsql directory and installed postgres again using the following 
> commands:
>     ./configure
>     make
>     sudo make install
>     sudo mkdir /usr/local/pgsql/data
>     sudo chown postgres /usr/local/pgsql/data
>     su postgres
>     /usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data
> When I then try to start the PosrgreSQL-server via
>     /usr/local/pgsql/bin/postgres -D /usr/local/pgsql/data
> the terminal gets "stuck" (i.e. no prompt appears ) after six lines of 
> output:
> LOG:  database system was shut down at 2007-07-25 09:38:00 CEST
> LOG:  checkpoint record is at 0/42C258
> LOG:  redo record is at 0/42C258; undo record is at 0/0; shutdown TRUE
> LOG:  next transaction ID: 0/593; next OID: 10820
> LOG:  next MultiXactId: 1; next MultiXactOffset: 0
> LOG:  database system is ready
> There is no explicit error message. What can be wrong?
> What directory do I have to cd to in order to execute 
> "/usr/local/pgsql/bin/postgres -D /usr/local/pgsql/data"?
> Did I omit an important step?
> Thanks for your ideas!
> Christoph

The last line there is what you are interested in - it's ready.
You may be mislead by the first line - that comes from initdb which 
basically starts the server to setup the system catalogs etc. then stops it.

In the Terminal when you give a command you don't get your cursor back 
until the command has finished running.
As you want the server to continue running you can add & after the 
command which will allow the command to run in the background.
(that would include a space and then the & after the last character in 
the command)

If you have a startupitems folder to start postgresql on startup then 
you can also use that to start/stop postgresql manually with -
sudo /Library/StartupItems/PostgreSQL/PostgreSQL start


Shane Ambler

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