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About "lock file postmaster.pid" Error , cannot setup postmaster

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Hello all,

I met a problem about cannot start postmaster.

The situation I met is that I was running postmaster, but because of the
server closed all my konsole. As a result, I did not shutdown postmaster
successfully. Next time, when I tried to run
postmaster -D /usr/local/postgresql/data, I got the following error:

FATAL: lock file "/usr/local/postgresql/data/postmaster.pid" already exists

Thanks in advance,
Emi

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From: "Ying Lu" <yi*****@cs.concordia.ca>
The situation I met is that I was running postmaster, but because of the
server closed all my konsole. As a result, I did not shutdown postmaster
successfully. Next time, when I tried to run
postmaster -D /usr/local/postgresql/data, I got the following error:

FATAL: lock file "/usr/local/postgresql/data/postmaster.pid" already

exists

did you try to rm /usr/local/postgresql/data/postmaster.pid ?

gnari

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Nov 23 '05 #2

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Thank you gnari,

I deleted the postmaster.pid and /tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432.lock files; now it
works :)
gnari wrote:
From: "Ying Lu" <yi*****@cs.concordia.ca>

The situation I met is that I was running postmaster, but because of the
server closed all my konsole. As a result, I did not shutdown postmaster
successfully. Next time, when I tried to run
postmaster -D /usr/local/postgresql/data, I got the following error:

FATAL: lock file "/usr/local/postgresql/data/postmaster.pid" already

exists

did you try to rm /usr/local/postgresql/data/postmaster.pid ?

gnari

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