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Old 04-12-2008, 04:56 AM
"Jaisen N.D."
Default could not connect to database postgres: could not connect to server

I have another problem with postgresql 8.1. I have uninstalled the postgresql-8.3 and removed its configuration files, and the user postgres also. Then installed postgresql-8.1. But when I started to create a database, it shows some message like this..

Here is the output I got:-
localhost:/home/user# su - postgres
postgres@localhost:~$ /usr/lib/postgresql/8.1/bin/initdb -D /var/lib/postgresql/data
The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user "postgres".

This user must also own the server process.

The database cluster will be initialized with locale en_IN.
The default database encoding has accordingly been set to UTF8.

initdb: directory "/var/lib/postgresql/data" exists but is not empty

If you want to create a new database system, either remove or empty
the directory "/var/lib/postgresql/data" or run initdb
with an argument other than "/var/lib/postgresql/data".
postgres@localhost:~$ /usr/lib/postgresql/8.1/bin/pg_ctl -D /var/lib/postgresql/data -l logfile start

postmaster starting
postgres@localhost:~$ /usr/lib/postgresql/8.1/bin/createdb test
createdb: could not connect to database postgres: 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"?
Why it can't connect to server? How can I resolve it??

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