automatically starting PostgreSQL

Charles Farinella cfarinella at
Mon Apr 2 17:27:40 UTC 2007

Hi all,

FreeBSD 6.2:

I built PostgreSQL from source and copied the supplied startup script to 
/etc/rc.d/postgresql.  The script works as expected.

In /etc/rc.conf I've added the following:


expecting this to automatically start PostgeSQL at boot, yet this 
doesn't happen and there is nothing in any error log that I can find 
that mentions any failure.




Charles Farinella
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cfarinella at
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