I would like to set up a postgresql server on my 64-bit fedora 11 box. I install all the packages necessary, and find the service has not started itself.
I tried starting it with the GUI, but it wouldn't seem to start, so I created a pg_hba.conf, which, if it existed before, was blank. It didn't work so I removed it.
I tried starting postgres manually:
# service postgresql start
now it says I need to run
# service postgresql initdb
That fails too...
I tried again, and got this pg_log folder which gets in my way so I removed it, same deal, fails... AGAIN.
I'm really sort of a PostgreSQL noob, so I'd appreciate any help whatsoever.