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Postgresql 9 - psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory

R7AF asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have just installed PostgreSQL 9.0.4 on my local machine (ubuntu 10.10), after removing 8.4. Now I want to import a database that is so large that the import in Pgadmin crashes. So I need psql to do this, but when I try, I get the following error:

psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory
      Is the server running locally and accepting
      connections on Unix domain socket "/var/run/postgresql/.s.PGSQL.5432"?

The server seems to be running though, as I can open Pgadmin, create a database, etc. So I wonder if this is different from 8.4? How can I get this working?
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psql -hlocalhost -Upostgres
psql -hlocalhost -Upostgres  database_name

(At first I read it like "database" was a parameter name, with the space inbetween database and name.)
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