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The GNUmed project builds free, liberated open source Electronic Medical Record software in multiple languages to assist and improve longitudinal care. It is made available at no charge and is capable of running on GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It is developed by a handful of medical doctors and programmers from all over the world. It can be useful to anyone documenting the health of patients including, but not limited to, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists ...

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neither the full installation package nor the single server package will run - it abort the installation with a PostgreSQL failure, bute PostgreSQL runs already with other applications. Another system - the same problem. The manual and the wiki don't mention this.

The server will happily work with a prviously installed PostgreSQL. However you are right about one issue I overlooked. When GM installs PostgreSQL it will preset the passwords for postgres and gm-dbo. The GM boostrap process will fail because it will assume a password which is different from your installation. Additionally a file .pgpass is created which will store the postgres password (the worng one)

This can be solved by
a) going through all *.conf files in sql subdirectory and either removing the password there (it will then ask you for the password on the command line)
b) replacing the password with the correct password for postgres account of your PostgreSQL installation.

A while ago we did not supply a password but then most users were unable to install. Now the users with previously installed postgres have a problem. I will address this in 0.8 since 0.7 is about to be released.

IOW. If you have a system which does not have a previous PostgreSQL installation it is reported to work.

A second issue it the encoding for the cluster and the locale. Locale needs to be 'C' and encoding must be 'uft8'.

Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention.

If you have more questions let us know at


Thanks for bringing this up. There is a fix for that. The full package assumes there has been no installation of GNUmed before.

It clearly states so here

Anyway. We will extend the information in the Wiki for installations where a previous installation of PostgreSQL is there already.

You need to go through all the *.conf files which are copied to e.g. c:\program files\GNUmed-server and change the postgres password to the postgres password of your installation (because the GNumed installation will preset a different password).

then from the GNUmed entry in the start menu start the bootstrap process. If you have trouble use the chat feature in the Wiki to get a hold of us.

Best regards,
GNUmed team

Hi I installed GNUmed on UBUNTU netbook as a package. Once again I get stuck with the username and password screen . Could you please help

I am having the same problem as Adriaan. I am having GNUmed user name/password issues on my netbook. I have tried what Sabastian has suggested and still cannot get it to work. My network virtualization servers are not being utilized currently and I am eager to get them back up and running. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Which version of GNUmed are you using ?
Are you trying to connect to your own local database or the public database ?
If you try to connect to the public database are you trying to connect to ?

You need to either change to
install the latest version of GNUmed for Ubuntu

which is 0.9.4 as of 25 May 2011.

password/username is any-doc

all info at

Find the log file gnmed-xyz.log in


Send it to us. All info is in there.