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1 30th April 19:59
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Default Postmaster running, psql not

Hi guys and gals,

I'm a pgsql newbie, starting from scratch, can't get past second post: help.

Environment is like this...
MacOS X Jaguar
PowerBook G4
Installed PG v7.3.3 from Entropy package as per website instructions
Installed Aqua Studio GUI
Reading Practical PostgreSQL, O'Reilly
Reading Unix for MacOS X, O'Reilly
(typical mac user: can spell gui but not unix)

Am able to fire up pg in Terminal with...

/usr/local/bin/pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data start
"postmaster successfully started"

and shut it down again with...

/usr/local/bin/pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data stop -m smart
"postmaster successfully shut down"

(No environment variables set yet)

Directory looks like this...
[MacGregor:/usr] postgres% ls /usr/local/bin
bdftops gsbj pg_config postmaster
clusterdb gsdj pg_controldata printafm
createdb gsdj500 pg_ctl ps2ascii
createlang gslj pg_dump ps2epsi
createuser gslp pg_dumpall ps2pdf
dropdb gsnd pg_encoding ps2pdf12
droplang initdb pg_id ps2pdf13
dropuser initlocation pg_resetxlog ps2pdfwr
dvipdf ipcclean pg_restore ps2ps
ecpg pgtclsh psql
eps2eps pdf2dsc pdf2ps pltcl_delmod
font2c pdfopt pltcl_listmod
gimpprint-config pf2afm pltcl_loadmod vacuumdb
gs pfbtopfa postgres wftopfa

OK. So it looks like psql is installed, but when I enter the
connection command so that I can call createdb...
[MacGregor:~] postgres% psql -U manager template1 (straight from the book)

I get...
psql: Command not found.

Also tried to connect via Acqua Studio GUI: Register Server but it
wouldn't connect: " TCP/IP set up?...". Which is standard in the
Entropy pkg I believe. Not really sure what to enter as params for
PGSQL anyway.

Doh! what now? Anyone around in West London UK care to swap knowledge
for alcohol?

Roy MacGregor Paterson

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2 30th April 19:59
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Default Postmaster running, psql not

You either need to add /usr/local/bin to your search path (how you do
that depends on which shell you're using) or specify the full path to
/usr/local/bin/psql .


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3 30th April 20:00
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Default Postmaster running, psql not

Just a thought: /usr/bin/psql does have the executable bit set, doesn't it?

Though I'm sure the format of the command is not the source of your
problems, I usually specify the database with -d (though I'm still stuck on
7.1.3, so what do I know?), so I'd have a line like:

psql -d databasename -U username


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4 30th April 20:00
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Having a powerbook running Jaguar myself, I know that
/usr/local/bin isn't included on PATH variable.

Check if psql starts with a fully quallified path:


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