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Problems making a node.js app connect to PostgreSQL, using node-orm (under osx 10.6.8)

I am trying to make a small nodejs app run under osx (10.6.8), and connect to my localhost Postgres database. I am using node-orm ( as well as the Postgres bindings (

For some reason, when I use orm.connect and give it the connection url as a string, it fails with:

Error: getaddrinfo ENOENT
at errnoException (dns.js:31:11)
at Object.onanswer [as oncomplete] (dns.js:123:16)

If I change localhost with it also dies with a timeout exception.

Using the vanilla postgress bindings to connect to the DB, using the same connection string is successful, and I even managed to get a few test queries running, got results, etc.

I tried to set up the DB client manually using the vanilla postgress api, an pass it on to orm using orm.use. This manages to connect successfully to the DB, but every time I try to execute a query, nothing happens. It does not generate an error, but sinply gets stuck in the QueryQueue and doe not call the success callback. I checked the DB logs, and it seems that it has not detected the query either.

What do I do? I am a bit confused