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Updated this wiki to make it more clear and up-to-date. -- Evanlec

Problem with installation

I tried to install postgresql with the wiki, but i found this problem: pg_ctl: PID file "/var/lib/postgres/data/" does not exist Is server running?

I searched the forums and I found out that an instruction was missed to do:

$ initdb -D /var/lib/postgres/data/

I Hope this helps for this wiki


Added instructions on how to create new databases as unicode by default. This seems relevant as the default "encoding" SQL_ASCII is pretty useless for most people. --Cabrilo 06:15, 11 January 2010 (EST)

Is step 4 correct? Elipsion 08:15, 13 January 2010 (EST)

  • Good catch. Obviously it wasn't, datistemplate should've been set to TRUE for that database. Thanks for noticing it, I fixed it. --Cabrilo 12:00, 13 January 2010 (EST)

Is this section still necessary? I am just learning, but did a "show client_encoding" on template1 and it returns UTF8 out of the box. --Nitmd 11:55, 18 September 2010 (CDT)