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I installed postgresql through Ubuntu software center, but ps -e|grep post giving nothing. and sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.4 start gives nothing. What may be wrong with me? I am using 64 bit 10.4.

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have you checked the logs ? – topdog Jul 17 '10 at 10:43
grep postg syslog GIVES>> Jul 17 15:54:57 ofcnam-desktop AptDaemon: INFO: InstallPackages() was called: dbus.Array([dbus.String(u'postgresql')], signature=dbus.Signature('s')) – Kumar Jul 17 '10 at 11:44
checked all /var/log files nothing at the sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.4 start files at /var/log/postgresql/ – Kumar Jul 17 '10 at 12:07
check /var/log/postgresql/postgresql-8.4-main.log – topdog Jul 17 '10 at 12:17
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we have to run initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data for the first time. oh my God... I wasted one full day to find this!!! what a shame.

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