Postgres on Ubuntu 10.04 (i586)

Asked by bernard wolsieffer on 2010-07-29

Installed Ubuntu 10.04 (i586) on my laptop, then used ubuntu software center to install postgres and pgAdmin III, as well as apache2. Neither of them start at boot time - I have to manually start each of them (even after trying to edit /etc/rc.local to force the startup). In the postgres case, I suspect that at least part of the problem is that /var/run is not writable by the postgres user/group so that postgres cannot start the socket. However, my biggest problem is that i cannot find the errors from either of these startup sequences.
Does rc.local not exist to ubuntu's startup sequence?

Thanks in advance.
b.

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Found the answer here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpstartHowto#How do I change the runlevel?
Wasn't changing the runlevel at the right level. Foo.
Hope this helps someone.