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Re: Trouble starting server

From: Barry Moore <barry(dot)moore(at)genetics(dot)utah(dot)edu>
To: Jeff Frost <jeff(at)frostconsultingllc(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Trouble starting server
Date: 2006-02-16 18:40:16
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Thanks.  I wasn't sure that I should do that since I didn't change  
those permissions since I hadn't done anything with it.  There is a  
new user who is taking over admin of this machine, so I'll have to  
ask if the did anything to affect this.


On Feb 16, 2006, at 11:30 AM, Jeff Frost wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Feb 2006, Barry Moore wrote:
>> So with my minimal system admin skills I'm guessing that '/ 
>> tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432' is lock file where the system puts a lock on  
>> port 5432 for postmaster to listen, but the pg_ctl and postmaster  
>> commands can't create that file because /tmp is writeable only by  
>> root (drwxr-xr-x   11 root root  4096 Feb 16 11:06 tmp).  Of  
>> course I can't start the postmaster as root, so I'm a bit  
>> perplexed as to what to do, and why I never had this problem before.
> You need to change the permissions on /tmp.  I'd be curious to know  
> how it got this way.  Has anyone done chmods on /tmp?  It should be  
> 1777/drwxrwxrwt, so a chmod 1777 /tmp should fix it for you.
> -- 
> Jeff Frost, Owner 	<jeff(at)frostconsultingllc(dot)com>
> Frost Consulting, LLC
> Phone: 650-780-7908	FAX: 650-649-1954

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