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mrj 09-04-2009 12:34 PM

Get authentication error when starting postgresql for the first time
 
When I try to start postresql for the first time I get the following error messages:

soandso@home:~$ psql
psql: FATAL: Ident authentication failed for user "soandso"
soandso@home:~$ createdb mydb
createdb: could not connect to database postgres: FATAL: Ident authentication failed for user "soandso"


where soandso is my linux user name. Any help would be appreciated.


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