Every time I boot my computer, I need to start Posgtres manually via
sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.4 start
It was an easy task to make it start automatically with Init in place: just add a symlink to the script to the appropriate /etc/rcN.d/ directory.
Now, with Upstart... My runlevel is 2 (if that is still applicable) and the symlink is definitely there:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2009-11-15 12:36 S19postgresql-8.4 -> ../init.d/postgresql-8.4
However, it still does not start and I have no idea why. I don't even know where to look for the appropriate logs, as /var/log/messages does not seem to be the right place anymore...