On Mon, 2 Apr 2007, Charles Farinella wrote:

I built PostgreSQL from source

In other words, not from ports?  Or if it was from ports, which port?

and copied the supplied startup script to /etc/rc.d/postgresql. The script works as expected.

Yes, but that's not where it should be in FreeBSD, if that's even a startup script meant for FreeBSD.

In /etc/rc.conf I've added the following:


expecting this to automatically start PostgeSQL at boot, yet this doesn't happen and there is nothing in any error log that I can find that mentions any failure.

For that to work, you'd have to have the (correct) script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d. Remove the source version of PostgreSQL and install it from the appropriate port, and the port will install the right script in the right place.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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