On Saturday 25 April 2009 03:26:31 Foss User wrote: > On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 1:21 PM, Foss User <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > I installed postgresql using the following commands: > > > > aptitude update > > aptitude install postgresql > > > > I tried to start it: > > > > /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.3 start > > > > But I don't find any process with the 'sql' string in it in the ps > > list. Also, I am unable to connect using psql. There are no logs in > > /var/log/postgresql directory. > > > > Could someone please help in troubleshooting this? > > I did a little bit of troubleshooting myself by putting echo > statements in the /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.3 file and the script it > calls: /usr/share/postgresql-common/init.d-functions > > The script is looking for /etc/postgresql/8.3 directory but it does > not exist on my Debian Squeeze. So, the init script fails. Could > someone please tell me why this happened. This probably means that you don't have a database cluster ready. This is usually done at the end of installing the postgresql package. This happens to me when I install postgresql with a preseed file in the debian installer, but I don't know why you have this problem. To fix this, try this command (as root): pg_createcluster 8.3 main --start > > I checked all the postgre .deb files in my /var/apt/cache/archives > directory. None of the postgre .deb files have this > /etc/postgresql/8.3 directory. has something gone wrong with the deb > packages in testing? -- Thanks: Joseph Rawson
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