Sorry about the delay in getting back to you, I'm on a backup iMac for
a week or so while my laptop gets a new hard disk and fan assembly :(
I'll try to get some more information together regarding the wiki,
some of those things have been addressed or need to be confirmed with
the latest revision. Generally speaking, the website is more up to
date, SF.Net's interface annoys me to no end, and will eventually be
retired as we move to a more robust system on on the official site.
Now to the issues:
1) The files are installed, but we do not alter the path in the
environment, so that if you wish to do so you can, or you can simply
use the full path (/Library/PostgreSQL8/bin/psql). All of the command
line tools can be found there.
2) No, the Service Manager has been moved into the server package as
it cannot start or stop a remote server (at this point).
As for documentation, anything you write up is welcomed. I have
already done some, and am constantly trying to get more added. Look
at http://www.postgresqlformac.com/server/ for a few examples.
On Apr 27, 2008, at 4:35 PM, James Busser wrote:
> I am a Mac user and medical doctor and, although a non-programmer,
> have been helping as I can with the GNUmed project looking to provide
> useful medical practice patient record software built on postgres.
> I began pulling together what I thought might be helpful information
> to any other Mac users in the GNUmed project and put it up on a wiki
> page over at
> Now that I have just installed the newest version of PostgreSQLforMac:
> 1) I still cannot run psql (nor could I in the previous version) ...
> is it not bundled? Would there be a problem for people to separately
> locate and install it? I am only just thinking that many tutorials
> assume the user will be accessing postgres via psql and I am not sure
> that any of your client tools currently provide the equivalent of
> command line interfaces to fully replace psql and other client
> 2) No longer do the Client Tools include your Service Manager. Was it
> removed on account of incompatibility with Leopard? Is there any
> alternate method and instruction to achieve what it used to do?
> One of my main contributions at GNUmed is to help with documentation.
> As I (try to) get to learn Postgres better I would be keen to
> maintain some documentation which I can of course do at GNUmed. I do
> welcome you to consider whether you would wish me to post anything in
> the pgsqlformac wiki.
> Dr James R Busser
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