Red Hat Satellite Postgresql fails to start with error could not bind IPv4 socket: Cannot assign requested address

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Issue

  • Red Hat Satellite Postgresql fails to start with the following error:

-- Unit postgresql.service has begun starting up. Aug 14 13:21:25 satellite.example.com pg_ctl[31257]: 2019-08-14 13:21:25 IST LOG: could not bind IPv4 socket: Cannot assign requested address Aug 14 13:21:25 satellite.example.com pg_ctl[31257]: 2019-08-14 13:21:25 IST HINT: Is another postmaster already running on port 5432? If not, wait a few seconds and retry. Aug 14 13:21:25 satellite.example.com pg_ctl[31257]: 2019-08-14 13:21:25 IST WARNING: could not create listen socket for "localhost" Aug 14 13:21:25 satellite.example.com pg_ctl[31257]: 2019-08-14 13:21:25 IST FATAL: could not create any TCP/IP sockets Aug 14 13:21:26 satellite.example.com pg_ctl[31257]: pg_ctl: could not start server Aug 14 13:21:26 satellite.example.com pg_ctl[31257]: Examine the log output. Aug 14 13:21:26 satellite.example.com systemd[1]: postgresql.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1 Aug 14 13:21:26 satellite.example.com systemd[1]: Failed to start PostgreSQL database server. -- Subject: Unit postgresql.service has failed -- Defined-By: systemd -- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel -- -- Unit postgresql.service has failed. -- -- The result is failed. Aug 14 13:21:26 satellite.example.com systemd[1]: Unit postgresql.service entered failed state. Aug 14 13:21:26 satellite.example.com systemd[1]: postgresql.service failed.

Environment

  • Red Hat Satellite 6.x
  • Red Hat Satellite 5.x

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