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Old 02-07-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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Configuring postgresql


Configuring postgresql to have a fully functional school centre system

I have tried several times to install & configure postgresql
but am experiencing the following problem;

Steps under gone:
Step 1
I installed postgres rpms using command;rpm -ivh
postgresql-package
ie postgres version 8, server v8 & it's develo v8
The installation was successful & marked complete

i- checked on status, it was running
Changed from root to a unpreviledged user as su -
postgres;
when i try to start postmaster as ;postmaster -i
below is the message i get:

FATAL: lock file "/var/lib/pgsql/data/postmaster.pid" already exists
HINT: Is another postmaster (PID 8566) running in data directory "/var/lib/pgsql/data"?

Well,i treid removing postmaster.pid from /var/lib/pgsql/data

After running postmaster -i again, the following massage is displayed;

postgres@rel:~> postmaster -i
LOG: could not bind IPv6 socket: Address already in use
HINT: Is another postmaster already running on port 5432? If not, wait a few seconds and retry.
LOG: could not bind IPv4 socket: Address already in use
HINT: Is another postmaster already running on port 5432? If not, wait a few seconds and retry.
WARNING: could not create listen socket for "*"
FATAL: lock file "/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432.lock" already exists
HINT: Is another postmaster (PID 8566) using socket file "/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432"?
postgres@rel:~>

After which i removed the lock file (.s.PGSQL.5432.lock)from /tmp

I treid running postmaster -i again & the following message is returned;

postgres@rel:~> postmaster -i
LOG: could not bind IPv6 socket: Address already in use
HINT: Is another postmaster already running on port 5432? If not, wait a few seconds and retry.
LOG: could not bind IPv4 socket: Address already in use
HINT: Is another postmaster already running on port 5432? If not, wait a few seconds and retry.
WARNING: could not create listen socket for "*"
LOG: database system was interrupted at 2006-02-01 12:02:20 EAT
LOG: checkpoint record is at 0/C79FB0
LOG: redo record is at 0/C79FB0; undo record is at 0/0; shutdown TRUE
LOG: next transaction ID: 1349; next OID: 33614
LOG: database system was not properly shut down; automatic recovery in progress
LOG: redo starts at 0/C7A010
LOG: record with zero length at 0/C7A04C
LOG: redo done at 0/C7A010
LOG: database system is ready

Immediately after running the postmaster -i & the above massage is displayed postmaster.pid file is recreated in /var/lib/pgsql/data & the same story continues.

What can i do to sort this problem out. Pliz some one help.

jr kiss
 
Old 02-07-2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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WAS postmaster actually running when you tried to start it?

ps aux | grep postmaster


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