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From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: lee <lee(at)imyourhandiman(dot)com>, postgres <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re:
Date: 2002-01-06 19:29:56
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.30.0201061426190.1369-100000@peter.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-interfaces
Tom Lane writes:

> > /usr/bin/pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data -l logfile start
> > which offered me:
> > ============================
> > pg_ctl: invalid operation mode: /usr/local/pgsql/data
> pg_ctl wants the operation first and any options afterwards.  Try
> /usr/bin/pg_ctl start -D /usr/local/pgsql/data -l logfile

This does work in 7.2-something.  It might be a bug in previous versions,
but it sounds a little suspicious that no one ever would have copied the
line from initdb and tried it.

Peter Eisentraut   peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net

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