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Bug 20036 - PostgreSQL fails to launch: IPCSemaphoreCreate failed
PostgreSQL fails to launch: IPCSemaphoreCreate failed
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 19199
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
Dale Lovelace
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Reported: 2000-10-30 08:46 EST by Sherry Seskevich
Modified: 2016-11-24 10:17 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-30 13:12:09 EST
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Description Sherry Seskevich 2000-10-30 08:46:11 EST
RedHat 7.0 release 2.2.17-3 for Alpha.

Cannot successfully launch PostgreSQL which is bundled with 
RedHat 7.0.  PostgreSQL installs and configures fine.  

To reproduce:  

1. During a Custom RedHat 7.0 installation, select SQL Server (postgresql-
7.0.2-17.alpha.rpm, postgresql-server- and postgresql-devel-7.0.2-
17 will be installed by default). 
2. su - postgres
3. initdb --pgdata=/var/lib/pgsql --pglib=/usr/lib/pgsql
4. /usr/bin/postmaster -D /var/lib/pgsql
"This type of error is usually caused by an improper shared memory or 
System V IPC Semaphore configuration.  001027. [186823 FATAL 
1: InitProcGlobal: IPCSemaphoreCreate failed." (The application fails to 

Note:  I received the same error when I downloaded, installed and 
configured the postgresql-7.0 source on the RedHat 7.0 system.  I can 
launch postgresql 7.0 when I download, install, configure the same source 
on RedHat 6.2 for Alpha.
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-10-30 10:30:28 EST
This looks like a duplicate of bug 19199, which we fixed. What glibc do you
Comment 2 Sherry Seskevich 2000-10-30 13:12:06 EST
I am using glibc-2.1.94-3 and glibc-devel-2.1.94-3



Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-10-30 13:53:52 EST
7.0 for Alpha shipped with glibc 2.1.95-2, which works. You're running som
earlier RC, and not the final realease. I'm marking this as a duplicate of bug

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 19199 ***
Comment 4 Sherry Seskevich 2000-10-31 08:45:05 EST
I tested this with the release version (2.2.17-4) of RedHat 7.0 for Alpha and 
was able to successfully launch PostgreSQL.  This problem can be closed.

Thank you.

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