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Re: authentication problems

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Russ McBride <Russ(at)psyex(dot)com>
Cc: nickf(at)ontko(dot)com, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: authentication problems
Date: 2001-09-30 03:28:39
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Russ McBride <Russ(at)psyex(dot)com> writes:
> I typed "/usr/local/pgsql/bin/psql -h localhost" and 
> "/usr/local/pgsql/bin/psql -h" and they both returned the 
> same (odd) message:

> psql: FATAL 1: database "postgres" does not exist in the system catalog

Nothing odd about that: the database name is defaulting to your PG user
name, evidently postgres.  Try "psql -h localhost databasename" for
some valid database name.  The important thing about this message is
that you are getting past the pg_hba.conf check, so this *is* forward

			regards, tom lane

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