Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Re: [BUGS] BUG #4435: pg_ctl start doesn't detach when run via SSH

Hal Black wrote:
> The following bug has been logged online:
> Bug reference: 4435
> Logged by: Hal Black
> Email address: black@ieee.org
> PostgreSQL version: 8.3.3
> Operating system: Ubuntu Hardy 8.04.1 LTS
> Description: pg_ctl start doesn't detach when run via SSH
> Details:
> When I run "pg_ctl start" via SSH, the database service starts, but it never
> returns control to the shell. If I run the same command from an interactive
> shell, it works as expected.
> This is with or without the -w option. Here's an example commandline.
> ssh root@example.com "su -c '/home/appuser/local/bin/pg_ctl start -w -s -D
> /home/appuser/postgresql_data' postgres"
> This problem exists both when installed from source and when using the
> postgresql installed via the debian package manager (of course using a
> different path to the pg_ctl binary)
try using ssh -t ...

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