Gerald I. Evenden geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 01:24:11 GMT 2007

On Monday 19 March 2007 3:13 pm, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Then you're doing it the wrong way:
> # aptitude install postgresql postgresql-client
> will get you the server, the client, and all the support software.  This is
> a debian-based OS - you never need to worry about dependencies.

Probably so.  I went back and "removed" everything I did and executed the 
above 'aptitude' line.  It installed version 7. and muttered about updating 
to version 8. .  If it goes this far why didn't it do 8 in the first place?  
Oh well, we will ignore it for the moment.

After a few agonizing hours I finally figured out the damn procedure to 
establish myself as a user.

PostgreSQL 7.x seems to be up and running.

Thanks for your help.

After a little shakedown cruise I'll see if it does any better on the join 
problem.  Also I have to learn a new variant on the SQL and "enhancements."

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due
to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
-- Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)  British psychologist

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