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Date:      Sat, 19 Jul 1997 17:04:11 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Kevin Pekarek <>
To:        Patrick Gardella <>
Subject:   Re: odd console message
Message-ID:  <>

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> >I have a 486-33 running the 3.0 snapshot that was downloaded from  

> > about two weeks ago (I think it's dated june 17). I had  

> >installed the "kernel developer" option.
> >
> >I am trying to use PostgreSQL on this machine. Postgres compiles fine, but  

> >when I try to run it, it dumps core, and displays this error message:
> >
> >mybsdbox /kernel: cmd postgres pid 5185 tried to use non-present SYSVSHM
> >
> >The man pages and such lead me to believe that this has something to do 

> >with shared memory and sysv headers.
> >
> >Where can I get these headers?
> >Do I need to recompile the kernel to get this to work?
> >Has anyone else been sucessful in using postgres on freebsd?
> >
> Your problem should be able to be solved by adding the following
> to your kernel config and recompiling:


> options         SYSVSEM
> options         SYSVSHM
> options         SYSVMSG

> The compile takes care of the rest.

> After that, you'll need to ask someone else for help with PostgreSQL.  

> That's Swahili to me...

Thanks everyone... it works fine...

Don't ask me about postgres either... :) 

I never was a database person either.
All I know is my database programmer tested it, and it works.

Thanks again...


Kevin Pekarek
ITS System Administrator, 

Advanced Workstation Lab

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