On Mon, 26 Mar 2007 07:02:27 -0500 "Rick Apichairuk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I occasionally receive this error message when booting up: > > > > Mar 25 08:28:24 scorpio postgres: [1-1] FATAL: the database > > system is starting up > > > > Since it is an intermittent error message, I am unable to track > > down what is causing it or how to fix it. > > > > Any suggestions? > > I had a similar problem before with an older version of PostgreSQL. > The problem was that the rc script was waiting for input from the > user. It was waiting for a password. Depending on how you set up your > PostgreSQL, it might ask for a password on startup. > > It might help to post the versions of PostgreSQL and FreeBSD you are > using. I checked on the postgresql forum and received a reply. It appears that a program is attempting to query postgresql before it is started. I think it was dovecot. In any case, I reconfigured the rc.d file for postgresql to start sooner in the boot process. That eliminated the problem, or at least it appears to have done so. -- Gerard Forgetfulness, n: A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
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