"Getting Started with Rails", Postgres, db:create

Hello;

I have begun the “Getting Started with Rails” guide at
http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started.html
which is supposed to create a simple blog.

I execute the command “rails blog -d postgresql” without incident.

I am having trouble with the next command in the tutorial:
“rake db:create”.

The first time, I received the messages:

FATAL: role “blog” does not exist

Couldn’t create database for {“encoding”=>“unicode”,
“username”=>“blog”,
“adapter”=>“postgresql”, “database”=>“blog_development”,
“pool”=>5, “password”=>“xxxxyyy”}

So I created the postgres account blog and gave that account the
ability to create databases and users. Now that same command
““rake db:create”” yields these messages:

undefined method `quote_ident’ for PGconn:Class

Couldn’t create database for {“encoding”=>“unicode”,
“username”=>“blog”,
“adapter”=>“postgresql”, “database”=>“blog_development”,
“pool”=>5, “password”=>“xxxxyyy”}

So what is the issue here? Should I have created the three
user accounts before hand?

Could I just create the “blog” database before hand at the
postgres prompt? If so, are there any tables that the
“rails blog -d postgresql” creates?

Thank you for your help.

P.S. my config/database.yml looks like this:

development:
adapter: postgresql
encoding: unicode
database: blog_development
pool: 5
username: blog
password: xxxxyyy

test:
adapter: postgresql
encoding: unicode
database: blog_test
pool: 5
username: blog
password: xxxxyyy

production:
adapter: postgresql
encoding: unicode
database: blog_production
pool: 5
username: blog
password: xxxxyyy

So I created the postgres account blog and gave that account the
ability to create databases and users.

I guess this assumption is wrong.

How did you create the “blog” user in postgresql? You probably forgot an
option when creating it.

Fernando P. [email protected] writes:

So I created the postgres account blog and gave that account the
ability to create databases and users.

I guess this assumption is wrong.

How did you create the “blog” user in postgresql? You probably forgot an
option when creating it.

I was thinking this. I executed:

CREATE USER blog WITH PASSWORD ‘xxxxyyy’;

though I could not figure out any “ALTER USER” commands to
give user “blog” create database privileges and so
I just executed:

update pg_authid set rolcreatedb = ‘t’ where rolname = ‘blog’;

Can someone suggest the proper commands I should use to
create the use “blog”?

I am using Postgres 8.1.11.

Hi,

I’m not an expert, but I had also plenty of problems with Rails db
connections in the beginning, almost every time another solution
solved my problems.

First: if you try “rails -v” or “rails --version” you have to see some
version number. It is important, if you cannot (like I did not), than
reinstall is the solution. (I assumed that you use Unix based system)

It is also useful, because of (as I know) the “-d …” syntax changed,
In earlier versions it was “-d=…” (or like this but Im not sure
about it, it is unnecessary to know, but it can be problem, if you do
not update! ;))

Next problem can be with db connection:

  1. connection in .yaml, (now it seems ok);
  2. name+pw (it seems ok);
  3. is the db server running?

If you can change the db manually, than the .yaml have to has the
problem - also check the port, socket, other infos, it differs for
different dbs!
If you cannot, than first fix that, than dont forget the .yaml!

For me it helped a lot not to change the basic database setup, so just
used it without “-d …” and later, when understand a bit more, I
could figure it out.

This blog app just confused me like hell, but I found a very useful
staff from Pragprog:
http://www.pragprog.com/titles/rails4/agile-web-development-with-rails

good luck,
gezope

Hi
I think you can try it

First, you need to create databases

creadtdb blog

==============================

Second, check it

development:
adapter: postgresql
encoding: utf8
database: blog
pool: 5
username: $your name
password: $your password
host: localhost
port: 5432

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