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psql not responding to commands?

psql not responding to commands?

psql not responding to commands?

I have a RH Linux 6.2 box running Apache and PostgreSQL.
My problem is as follows:
I am using php to talk to postgres to extract, update and remove data.And it all works great.I also have phppgadmin installed and that works as well.But I am unable to use the psql command at all.
I type in a command, and the linux shell interprets the request without error and gives me a blank line? (Waiting for more command line requests)
The postmaster is running.I stopped the postmaster and did a "ps -xf | grep post" and nothing appeared (except the ps command) - so the postmaster seems to be functioning properly without strange orphan children lying around.Also, as I said before... I can access the dBs through php and phppgadmin.
I haven't seen anything like this before...
Also, everything is installed in the default locations using the default settings (port 5432, postgres user etc...)
Any ideas would be appreciated

RE: psql not responding to commands?

did you use psql <database> ?
i'm using debian but have compiled postgres, php and apache from source and then installed manually - far better i think that relying on pre-built bit's and bobs in the distribution.

i'm abck at work on monday so either reply to this or mail me at work (sbrett@e-mis.com) if you still need help.

the only difference between what we use is the flavour of linux so we should be able to sort something out ...

RE: psql not responding to commands?

Check for your php. Did you compile php with Postgresq support  ( --with-pgsql=/DIR

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