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Re: installation postgres

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 2:39 PM, Peter Boy <pboy barkhof uni-bremen de> wrote:
Am Sonntag, den 28.12.2008, 14:10 +0100 schrieb Alain Roger:
> using the GUI version of add/remove software from F10 under Gnome i
> tried to install postgresql 8.3.5.
> i can see the client and server package are checked in this GUI
> version, but i do not find any folder where it is installed.

Open a terminal window and execute:

rpm --qa  |  grep  postgres

you will get a list of postgresql packages

> basically the postgresql.conf file is located somewhere after
> installation...but in my case is nowhere :-(

With root permission please execute:

  service  postgresql  start

During the first startup all necessary files are created
(in /var/lib/pgsql/data).

You may then check the configuration and modify it according to your

Execute a service postgresql restart after any modification.

Dont't forget a "chkconfig  postgresql on" (or use the gui in system -A
administration -> services) if you wish to start postgresql
automatically at boot.

> what's wrong ?

nothing at all

> is anything OK in F10 regarding PostgreSQL installation ?


> if i download the bin file from www.postgresql.org page, installation
> works perfectly,

bad idea


thanks a lot Peter, it works like a charm :-)

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