Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 251871
init.d/postresql startup failure
Last modified: 2013-07-02 23:14:18 EDT
Description of problem: Postgresql fails to startup due to version mismatch
error. init.d script is hard coded with "PGVERSION=8.1.a" causing script to
fail version checking.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/postgresql start (2nd and subsequent strat w/new database)
An old version of the database format was found.
You need to upgrade the data format before using PostgreSQL.
See (Your System's documentation directory)/postgresql-8.1.a/README.rpm-dist for
fails to start after new database is created (2nd & subsequent attempts)
Expected results: normal startup
[ blink ] ... Not here it doesn't. To double-check, I pulled down both i386 and x86_64 versions of
postgresql-server-8.2.4-1.fc7 from download.fedora.redhat.com, and they contain the expected
So the salient question seems to be, exactly which postgresql-server RPM did you get, from exactly where?
Postgres was loaded some time ago but it unclear at the moment if it part of
the original load or updated. It probably came form a mirror where I use yum.
I looked for postgresql.rpmnew and there was none though.
If you got the correct versioning, the I suspect mine was a remnant. Although
I have to wonder why this would be hard coded in the script anyway.
The number is inserted into the script during RPM build, which is the same time that the binary
executables have it hard-wired into them --- I see nothing very wrong with that.
I'm going to assume that you got a corrupt download and close this WORKSFORME. Please reopen if you
find some evidence that the file is actually corrupt on any Fedora distribution site.