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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Postgres installation and setup in lenny

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Postgres installation and setup in lenny
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2008 03:30:00 +0200

> debianhost:/var/lib/postgresql# pg_lsclusters
> Version Cluster   Port Status Owner    Data  
> directory                     Log file
> debianhost:/var/lib/postgresql#

Wow, indeed, no cluster :-(   I hope everything else is normal
under those circumstances ...

> debianhost:/var/lib/postgresql# su - postgres
> address@hidden:~$ psql
> psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory
>       Is the server running locally and accepting
>       connections on Unix domain socket "/var/run/postgresql/.s.PGSQL.5432"?

That makes sense, then. No cluster, no server running.

> >    apt-get install rcconf
> It seems only to let me configure whether or not to start it... but  
> it was already configured to be started automatically (screenshot). :-(
Yes, that looks normal.

> I am wondering if I should start fresh. How much do I need to do? Just
>       apt-get remove postgresql-8.3
> which would remove
>       postgresql postgresql-8.3 postgresql-contrib postgresql-contrib-8.3
> or do I also have to remove
>       libossp-uuid15 postgresql-common
> and do I have to delete user postgres and any directories?

I would do

   apt-get remove --purge postgresql-8.3 postgresql-common

to have it also remove any configuration files and data related to PG.

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