Installing postgreSQL on Linux

Discussion in 'PostgreSQL' started by coderzone, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. coderzone

    coderzone Super Moderator

    Jul 25, 2004
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    I compiled the PostgreSQL using the commands rpm -ivh *.rpm and installed it but as I want to install DSpace I have to follow the steps as follows

    Once installed, you need to enable TCP/IP connections (DSpace uses JDBC). Edit postgresql.conf (usually in /usr/local/pgsql/data or /var/lib/pgsql/data), and add this line:

    tcpip_socket = true

    Then tighten up security a bit by editing pg_hba.conf and adding this line:

    host dspace dspace md5

    Then restart PostgreSQL.

    But I could not find the file postgresql.conf in either of the directory as suggested.

    So I tried to erase the PostgreSQL using rpm -e *.rpm and it gave an error message that Postgre ... packages not installed

    so I tried rpm -i *.rpm and its message was more shocking saying that its already installed.
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Jul 12, 2004
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    Run initdb file to initialize the database and populate the data folder with the files needed.

    Shabbir Bhimani

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