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Re: BUG #5650: Postgres service showing as stopped when in fact it is running

From: "Llewellyn, Mark (ADP DSI)" <mark_llewellyn(at)adp(dot)com>
To: Ashesh Vashi <ashesh(dot)vashi(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Sujeet Rajguru<sujeet(dot)rajguru(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Subject: Re: BUG #5650: Postgres service showing as stopped when in fact it is running
Date: 2010-09-27 15:27:03
Message-ID: AAB31C88839F6446AB088B532683622E29046AD2F1@DSI-GBH-MAIL1.DSI.AD.ADP.COM (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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Hi Ashesh

Yes, this appears to be the issue that the password in the pgpass.conf file for the postgres user had not been changed when the windows account password was reset.

Problem now resolved.

Many thanks
Mark Llewellyn

From: Ashesh Vashi [mailto:ashesh(dot)vashi(at)enterprisedb(dot)com]
Sent: 17 September 2010 04:51
To: Llewellyn, Mark (ADP DSI)
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org; Sujeet Rajguru
Subject: Re: [BUGS] BUG #5650: Postgres service showing as stopped when in fact it is running

Hi Mark,

On of my college (Sujeet) has found a way to reproduce the same behaviour.
1. Installed PG 9.0 on Win XP SP3
2. Stop the Postgresql-9.0 service from service manager console
3. Create pgpass.conf in postgres (service account) user's profile with an incorrect password deliberately.
4. Now start the postgresql-9.0 service, it will return an error and the status
   shows stopped
5. However i could connect to the psql shell and get the prompt which means
    the server is running.

So, please check if pgpass.conf file exists in service account (postgres) user's %APPDATA%\postgresql directory with wrong password.

Thanks & Regards,

Ashesh Vashi
EnterpriseDB INDIA: Enterprise Postgres Company<>

On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 9:52 PM, Mark Llewellyn <mark_llewellyn(at)adp(dot)com<mailto:mark_llewellyn(at)adp(dot)com>> wrote:

The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      5650
Logged by:          Mark Llewellyn
Email address:      mark_llewellyn(at)adp(dot)com<mailto:mark_llewellyn(at)adp(dot)com>
PostgreSQL version: 9.0 RC1
Operating system:   Windows XP
Description:        Postgres service showing as stopped when in fact it is

The postgresql-9.0 service is showing as *not running* in pgAdmin 3 1.12 RC1
and as *stopped* in the Windows services list, although the database is
actually running and I can connect to it and create databases, tables etc.
It also shows multiple postgresql tasks in Windows task manager.
However, because Windows XP is not aware that the postgresql-9.0 service is
running it is not possible to stop the service.

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