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Re: Trouble starting server

From: Jeff Frost <jeff(at)frostconsultingllc(dot)com>
To: Barry Moore <barry(dot)moore(at)genetics(dot)utah(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Trouble starting server
Date: 2006-02-16 18:30:58
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On Thu, 16 Feb 2006, Barry Moore wrote:

> So with my minimal system admin skills I'm guessing that '/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432' 
> is lock file where the system puts a lock on port 5432 for postmaster to 
> listen, but the pg_ctl and postmaster commands can't create that file because 
> /tmp is writeable only by root (drwxr-xr-x   11 root root  4096 Feb 16 11:06 
> tmp).  Of course I can't start the postmaster as root, so I'm a bit perplexed 
> as to what to do, and why I never had this problem before.

You need to change the permissions on /tmp.  I'd be curious to know how it got 
this way.  Has anyone done chmods on /tmp?  It should be 1777/drwxrwxrwt, so a 
chmod 1777 /tmp should fix it 
for you.

Jeff Frost, Owner 	<jeff(at)frostconsultingllc(dot)com>
Frost Consulting, LLC
Phone: 650-780-7908	FAX: 650-649-1954

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