Following all the instructions from UNIXMEN, installed postgresql-9.4 in CentOS 6.4. Everything went well, started the service and could access pgsql screen. But when I try to configure the phpPgAdmin, I couldn't find the files

  • postgresql.conf
  • pg_hba.conf
  • config.inc.php
  • phpPgAdmin.conf

The instructions says, postgresql home directory will sit in /etc/../ and some say it will be in /var/lib/. Where does the directory gets created (in CentOS)?

Is installation directory path is different in centos, redhat(RHEL7) & ubuntu?

Update: I ran a quick locate command for *postgresql.conf** and *hba.conf**, I found the sample files as postgresql.conf.sample and pg_hba.conf.sample (at /usr/pgsql-9.4/share/ )

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    Is there a postgres user? Can you try: sudo su - postgres? That will take you right to the postgres home directory and you should be able to locate the pg_hba.conf file...Usually in RHEL/CentOS it would be in /var/lib/psql/ or something of that nature... – ryekayo Oct 6 '15 at 17:45
  • awesome.. there it is, now I can see the files. But what is the reason that they didn't appear when I executed locate command?? @ryekayo – GIRI Oct 6 '15 at 17:48
  • that i'm not too sure of.. What was the command you did with locate? – ryekayo Oct 6 '15 at 18:08
  • locate .conf*/ *.conf / .conf were the command that I used. – GIRI Oct 6 '15 at 18:14
  • Well i would recommend using find for one, since you do have the file name...But if what i suggested solved your problem I will go ahead and add that as answer. – ryekayo Oct 6 '15 at 18:15

If you type the following:

sudo su - postgres

after installing postgresql-server, that should take you right to the home directory of postgres and will have the configuration files you are looking for. Usually in a RHEL environment, the configuration files would be stored in /var/lib/pgsql/. On my test environment it is stored in /var/lib/pgsql/9.1/data.

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    Saved my day. It's working for postgres 9.2 – Rahal Kanishka Nov 7 '17 at 6:42

Use linux command locate (Docs: http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man1/locate.1.html)

[root@CENTOS7 pgsql]# locate pg_hba.conf

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