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connecting with libpq interface

From: Vincent Predoehl <vpredoehl(at)phoenixwebgroup(dot)com>
To: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: connecting with libpq interface
Date: 2008-07-11 16:53:00
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I installed postgresql in two places - MacOS X and Ubuntu Linux  
7.10.  Connections with libpq works fine on OS X, but not on Ubuntu  
and I can't figure out why.  Here's the code:  On MacOS X, the  
Connected!! message is displayed, on Ubuntu 7.10 I get Connect error.

#include </usr/local/pgsql/include/libpq-fe.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    PGconn *cn;

    cn = PQconnectdb("dbname=bdp");
    if(PQstatus(cn) != CONNECTION_OK)
       printf("Connect error\n");

I am using libpqxx, which is built on libpq and it gives me this  
detailed message, so I ran the above test program to determine if it  
was libpqxx or libpq.  Apparently, libpq is not connecting for some  

terminate called after throwing an instance of 'pqxx::broken_connection'
   what():  could not connect to server: No such file or directory
         Is the server running locally and accepting
         connections on Unix domain socket "/var/run/ 

the server is running and I can connect to it with psql -p 5432.  I  
have these environment variables set, but I don't see how they could  
be the problem.

export PGDATA=~/bdp/db
export PGDATABASE=bdp



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