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Old 01-10-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
johnh10000
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postgresql


Hi folks,

my postgres problems have come back to haunt me! Ok I have tried a clean install of the thing, but I still don't get a postgres user.

Code:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-installing-postgresql-database-server/
I have followed the instuctions above, when I get to the
Code:
su - postgres
it asks me for a password, (which I don't know)
I check, and no postgres user. what the heck am i doing wrong?

oh Ubuntu Jaunty
 
Old 01-10-2010, 05:46 AM   #2
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I just tried this on Ubuntu Karmic and their is indeed a postgres user created, however it is not configured with a password. Are you sure it's not being created for you (how are you checking?)? You could set one with:

Code:
sudo passwd postgres
or just become the postgres user via sudo:

Code:
sudo su - postgres
 
Old 01-10-2010, 07:44 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by btmiller View Post
I just tried this on Ubuntu Karmic and their is indeed a postgres user created, however it is not configured with a password. Are you sure it's not being created for you (how are you checking?)? You could set one with:

Code:
sudo passwd postgres
or just become the postgres user via sudo:

Code:
sudo su - postgres
opps quite correct, after serveral instals and reinstalls I got that far.

now I did have an /etc/postgres this is now missing, and

[code]
root@tux:~# su - postgres
postgres@tux:~$ createdb mytestdb
createdb: could not connect to database postgres: could not connect to server: No such file or directory
Is the server running locally and accepting
connections on Unix domain socket "/var/run/postgresql/.s.PGSQL.5432"?
postgres@tux:~$
[/quote]
 
Old 01-10-2010, 12:14 PM   #4
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Did you remember to actually start the postgresql server. On my Karmic version I need to do:

Code:
/etc/init.d/postgresql-8.4 start
as root. To make sure it start automatically on reboot, you can do:

Code:
chkconfig postgresql-8.4 on
Note you'll probably need a slightly different command because you aren't using 8.4, but the idea is the same (startup script in /etc/init.d, use of the chkconfig command). If you're serious about running a server, I highly recommend that you take some time to figure out how to start, stop,m and restart services. There's probably a nice GUI tool for all this somewhere too...
 
  


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