PostgreSQL with Pg DBD
From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Dec 19 17:23:12 2001
Installing Postgresql with the Pg DBD module gave me a few problems, so I
thought I would share an installation method that worked for me across a
couple of distro's. Here is how I did it:
A.) Install the following RPM packages:
Applications/Databases: all postgresql modules
Development Libraries: postgresql-devl
B.) Setup directories and paths for PostgreSQL:
Open a terminal and su as root
Setup disk directory for your db:
chown postgres /var/lib/pgsql/data
Add PostgreSQL to the path by inserting the following statement:
into the PATH statement located in /etc/profile.local
C.) Initialize the PostgreSQL database, start the PostgreSQL daemon, and
test the newly installed database system:
/usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb -D /var/lib/pgsql/data
Quick-test the server using the boiler plate test package that ships with
psql -d template1
Use the "\q" command to exit psql
Setup another db user:
createuser <user> (Make sure it matches an existing Linux user...)
Questions PostgreSQL asks when you run "createuser" and the answers:
Shall the new user be able to create databases? (y/n) y
Shall the new user be able to create new users? (y/n) n
Note: SuSE 7.3, SuSe 7.2 as well as RedHat Version X.anything-recent all
appear to have a Pg DBD that ship with the afore mentioned products, but I
could not get them to work.... Go figure.
So... Do this:
D.) Verify the existence of the following on your system. They are required
for the Perl-DB:
Download DBD::Pg from http://www.CPAN.org .
Explode and examine the downloaded components:
su as the <user> you setup for db access. Do *NOT* su as root!
Explode DBD-Pg-1.01.tar.gz into your home directory directory.
Read the README file. *Really...*
Prepare your system for the build process:
Build the module:
Make sure you have no errors from the make.
Make sure you only recieved "ok" statements from the make test.
su as root
YMMV, but it worked for me as described above on three different distro's.
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