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Oracle Linux: Postgresql Service Failed to Start post Reboot with Error "could not bind IPv4 address <IP_ADDRESS>: Cannot assign requested address" (Doc ID 2958030.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2023

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 8.0 and later
Linux x86-64


The postgresql service fails to start post reboot when <IP address or hostname> defined to listen inside /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf defined with below errors:

The issue is not reported when the listen_addresses is set to localhost inside /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf .

The postgresql service start/restart works fine once the system is up.


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