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Thread: Postgresql-8.4 won't boot at startup on 9.10

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Exclamation Postgresql-8.4 won't boot at startup on 9.10

    I have just moved to rackspacecloud and created a Ubuntu 9.10 server. Moved everything over all fine (7-10 wordpress sites). Now I have a couple rails apps that need to move over and run on postgresql 8.4.

    I installed postgresql via sudo apt-get as per usual. Usually at this point the postgresql server starts up and I can forget about it. But no luck. I booted it by running /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.4 start. When I run that command it boots fine, I can connect via psql no trouble.

    I rebooted the machine to see what happened. After boot, apache and mysql started just fine, wp sites came up nicely no trouble. postgresql wouldn't start up.

    I have tried installing from source, I have tried using different /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.4 scripts. I have no idea what to do.

    I have downgraded to upstart to 0.6.3-10. I have apt-get updated, upgraded. I have Googled. I have pushed and pulled.

    Usually with any linux issue in the past I have been able to find a solution on the net or work it out myself. This one stumps me to no end.

    The other irritating part is that while I wait to work out this issue I am still paying for my old server running my Rails apps.

    Anybody have any clues? Solutions? Experience? Cheers!
    Last edited by jordandcarter; April 2nd, 2010 at 03:32 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Postgresql-8.4 won't boot at startup on 9.10

    Someone might have more related experience, but if you don't get any direct help, check /var/log/messages and post any postgresql related errors; they'll probably help get this resolved more quickly.


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