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Fix postgresql error FATAL: could not access private key file "/etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key": Permission denied
# > It happened to me and it turned out that I removed erroneously the postgres user from "ssl-cert" group, set it back with
gpasswd -a postgres ssl-cert
# Fixed ownership and mode
sudo chown root:ssl-cert /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
sudo chmod 740 /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
# now postgresql starts! (and install command doesn't fail anymore)
sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql start
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