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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Unanswered: # /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.3 start doesn't work

    HI I recently installed postgreSQL 8.3 via aptitude
    aptitude install postgresql-8.3 postgresql-contrib-8.3 postgresql-client-8.3

    After installation I try to log in as postgres
    #sudo su postgres

    then I type psql
    And it shows me this

    could not connect to server: The file or directory doesn't exist
    Is the server running locally and accepting
    connections on Unix domain socket "/var/run/postgresql/.s.PGSQL.5432"?

    Which shows some problem with my socket connection then I try to manually run the service

    # /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.3 start

    and it just doesn't do anything..

    I try to stop it

    # /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.3 stop

    And it just doesn't do anything

    I need some help on this

    Thank you
    Last edited by paperillusion; 06-17-09 at 11:34.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    What about
    pg_ctl start
    pg_ctl stop
    does it show anything. Is there any logs?

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