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Old 11-06-2007, 12:51 AM   #1
ashishzankar
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cannot open `/var/lib/pgsql/data/postmaster.pid file


[root@ipdr data]# /sbin/service postgresql start
psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory OK ]
Is the server running locally and accepting
connections on Unix domain socket "/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432"?
head: cannot open `/var/lib/pgsql/data/postmaster.pid' for reading: No such file or directory

Please guide me to resolve this problem

Thanks & Regards,
Ashish Zankar,
sysadmin
Motorola India
bangalore.

Last edited by ashishzankar; 11-06-2007 at 05:20 AM. Reason: incorrect entry
 
Old 11-07-2007, 10:22 AM   #2
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After reading the postmaster man page, and a few other things on the web, this sounds like a problem with the postmaster server (it isn't running).

Therefore:
no postmaster.pid file
no postgresql connectivity

Try starting the postmaster server first:
Quote:
postmaster -D /usr/local/pgsql/data
or
pg_ctl start -l logfile /usr/local/pgsql/data
substituting the actual path to your /pgsql/data directory.
 
Old 11-07-2007, 12:19 PM   #3
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Which distribution are you using, how did you install postgres?



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