[GENERAL] Initalizing PostgreSQL Database
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Mon Sep 15 07:58:43 PDT 2003
On Monday 15 September 2003 15:10, KG wrote:
> I'm getting the following error message when I try to create a user or
> database on postgresql 7.2.2 on Freebsd 4.7, I installed it from the ports
> directory but I'm stumped when I got the following error message. When I do
I don't know anything about the BSDs but 7.2.4 was the last of the 7.2 series
- upgrade if at all possible.
> $ createdb test1
> psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory
> Is the server running locally and accepting
> connections on Unix domain socket "/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432"?
> createdb: database creation failed
Does a "ps" show anything running (postmaster)? I'm guessing not, since it
can't find the socket.
Have you run "initdb"? You need to do this to initialise the system, create
required files etc. I don't know if your startup script does this for you.
Is the "postgres" or "pgsql" (or whatever) user setup, does it have permission
to access your target data/base directory?
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