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Running postgresql on localhost

From: chrisstrachan(at)msn(dot)com (chrisstrachan_at_msn(dot)com)
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Running postgresql on localhost
Date: 2004-04-22 19:49:17
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Hi everyone,

Probably a bit of a basic config problem but any help would be really

I can currently log in fine to psql like so,

#psql template1 -p 5432

this by default logs you into the local socket but unfortuanately it
does not work when I try

#psql template1 -h localhost

and returns the error

psql: unknown host name: localhost  ( a similar login with mysql works
fine )

This has been quite frustrating as it means I can't login to the
database with tools such as pgadmin

Thanks in advance

Chris Strachan
chrisstrachan at


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