[linux] PostgreSQL Error on Red Hat EL 5.5 - Any suggestions?
Joshua Daniel Franklin
joshuadf at u.washington.edu
Fri Jul 9 13:39:49 PDT 2010
You should run this command as root:
/sbin/service postgresql start
That allows system bookkeeping such as active
pids; the script in /etc/init.d/ switch to
running the db as postgres user automatically.
Hope it helps,
On 7/9/10 [9 Jul] 1:02 PM, Michalis Avraam wrote:
> Dear all,
> A development server that has gone unused for a few months is acting
> up now that it is needed. I am trying to run the installed PostgreSQL
> (8.3.10) on it, but for some reason it fails to start. PostgreSQL was
> successfully running for quite a while apparently, with no changes to
> it done. Here is what I do:
> postgres# /sbin/service postgresql start
> [ FAIL ]
> Contents of log file:
> runuser: cannot set groups: Operation not permitted
> If the same operation is run again through root, it runs fine, only if
> SELinux is disabled (which is not desired).
> Any suggestions on how to correct this behavior so PostgreSQL can run
> with SELinux enforcing?
> Thank you in advance,
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