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postmaster successfully started?

From: "Andy Jenks" <andy(at)compete(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: postmaster successfully started?
Date: 2001-06-06 17:32:26
Message-ID: 9flpfb$559$ (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-admin
after starting the postmaster:
pg_ctl -o "-o -F -B 3000 -S -N2 -ps -pn" start
postmaster successfully started

so the postmaster is started right? but I keep on getting the following
createdb test1
psql: connectDBStart() -- connect() failed: No such file or directory
        Is the postmaster running locally
        and accepting connections on Unix socket '/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432'?
createdb: database creation failed
any ideas why it says the system is started but I still can't connect?  I've
removed /tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432 and tried again but still had the same result.
any help would be appreciated.
Andy Jenks
Compete Inc.


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