Hello all,

I have opensuse 11.1 64 bit running
I installed all the postgres packages via YAST.

To my surprise it even made a postgres user.

All that I did was:

su - postgres
initdb -D /var/lib/pgsql/data
pg_ctl start -l logfile -D /var/lib/pgsql/data

if i look with:
ps -ef | grep postgres

I see no postgres process
if i look in the logfile there is nothing.

PG_VERSION tells me that i have 8.3. The supplied documentation is 8.3.5

Can someone help me to start the postgres process does it keep more logfiles somewhere?

If i start the process like:

postgres -D /val/lib/pgsql/data >logfile 2>&1

it returns right back to me, with again nothing in the logfile.

Any help will be appreciated.