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Re: Starting PGSQL

From: Mike <1100100(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Starting PGSQL
Date: 2005-09-20 13:29:40
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Complete beginner with Postgresql too, so just a guess, but you might
need to tell postgresql where it should store data before it will
start ---

~$export PGDATA=/var/lib/postgresql/data

or /any/other/data/directory/you/want.



On 9/20/05, Marc Khayat <marc(at)globalcarrier(dot)net> wrote:
> Hi all, 
> The following may be too silly even for this mailing list... but however: 
> i've never used PostgreSQL before, always been using MySQL. 
> I installed postgresql-8.0.1, but when trying to run it, i get: 
> [root(at)linux local]# service postgresql start
> Starting postgresql service: [FAILED]
> [root(at)linux local]# 
> [root(at)linux local]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/postgresql start
> Starting postgresql service: [FAILED]
> also tried the restart argument, but didn't work. 
> My question is the following: how can i run the debug and find the error, or
> better yet, how can i run it :) ?? 
> Thank you, 
> Marc

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