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Old 04-27-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
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Installing PostgreSQL DBMS


Hi! i have RedHat Linux 8,
i want to be able to use PostgresSQL on my pc.
i added the packages for database servers from my RedHat CDs.
now when i write: rpm -qa | grep postgres i get
postgresql-libs-7.2.2-1
postgresql-devel-7.2.2-1
....
postgresql-7.2.2-1


when i want to create a database, i get a message like:

createdb: could not connect to database template1: could not connect to server:
No such file or directory
Is the server running locally and accepting
connections on Unix domain socket "/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432"?

how can i make postgresql correctly installed in order to use psql?

thank you for your time and help!!

Hady

Last edited by Hady; 04-27-2004 at 01:05 PM.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:44 AM   #2
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you must create the template databases. for creating databases, the postgres client first need to connect to a template. you can create those with the "initdb" program in the postgres bin dir, by default /usr/local/pgsql/bin, but maybe redhat installes it elsewhere. more details on setting up postgres are in the INSTALL file, I recommend to read that one first! should be in /usr/local/pgsql/.

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