[Slackbuilds-users] Problems with the rc.postgresql script included with Postgresql on SBo

Sebastian Arcus s.arcus at open-t.co.uk
Tue Jan 14 16:14:37 UTC 2014

On 14/01/14 15:52, Willy Sudiarto Raharjo wrote:
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>> Has anything changed in Slackware recently which has broken
>> rc.postgresql?
> You can see the latest change on postgreqsql on this commit
> http://slackbuilds.org/cgit/slackbuilds/commit/?id=4911bc963f072a216abb4b9c15cfba679e6795b7
I have just tried the latest version of rc.postgresql from the above 
link and I'm afraid to report that it does exactly the same thing. I 
don't understand enough about the differences between sudo and su to 
work out why su seems to always fail silently and not return any error 
messages from pg_ctl.

Could anybody use either the stock rc.postgresql from SBo or the one 
from the above link on their box and report if it is working for them 
please? I am on Slackware 14.1 32bit with Postgresql 9.3.2

I'm not even sure why the pg_ctl binary is installed at 
/usr/lib/postgresql/9.3/bin. Is including the version in the path a 
Slackware thing or a Postgresql thing? Seems a little bit OTT to me.

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