postgresql doesn't start on boot-up

Ken Stevenson ken at
Sat Jan 14 07:44:06 PST 2006

On Sat, Jan 14, 2006 at 02:12:18PM +0000, Gavin Atkinson wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jan 2006, Doug Barton wrote:
> >Ken Stevenson wrote:
> >>Also, this is probably a stupid question, but is there a boot.log or
> >>something like that shows the bootup messages that come after dmesg? 
> >
> >In /etc/syslog.conf, uncomment the line that mentions console.log, 'touch 
> >/var/log/console.log', and then reboot after you make the change I 
> >suggested above.
> ... or "dmesg -a"
> Gavin

Thanks, dmesg -a did it. The console log doesn't show the application
boot errors I was looking for.

With regard to the original problem, it turns out postgresql wasn't 
starting for the same reason as cups, the startup script is being passed
a faststart argument that it doesn't understand. As soon as I figure out
how, I'll update the postgresql port which I assume will fix this.

Ken Stevenson
Allen-Myland Inc.

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