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Re: installing Postgres 8.3 on Mac

From: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
To: Andrew Maracini <amaracini(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: installing Postgres 8.3 on Mac
Date: 2009-08-28 18:58:25
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On Aug 27, 2009, at 6:18 PM, Andrew Maracini wrote:

> So I installed both PostgreSQL 8.3 and PostGIS 1.4, the installs  
> apparently were successful, but I don't know where they are! Where  
> did they get installed? How do I find them? How do I start PgAdmin  
> III? The readme says something about a usr/ directory but I can't  
> find that? If I have to use a terminal, what exactly do I need to  
> type?

In Terminal you can type this to see where it is installed (assuming  
it is on your search path):

which postgres

If the installation is in a hidden directory that is not normally  
visible (like /usr), you can do this in Terminal to see it:

open /usr

> After a few hours of getting frustrated with that I tried another  
> installer, PostGres Plus 
>  which included PostGIS, this one seemed to be a better package but  
> that install failed, What gives?

You could probably get some better advice if you provide some specific  
details on what failed. What error message did you get? You might  
start /Applications/Utilities/Console to see if there are error  
messages. You might also check the Enterprise DB site for a better  
forum for asking about issues with their installer. They might not be  
monitoring this list.

John DeSoi, Ph.D.

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