There might be others with more pertinent advice than I can give.
I installed 8 Beta 5 and then 8.0 on a Win XP machine having 7.3.2 installed
When installing 8 a message advises removing cygwin/bin from the System
Path. I did that for the installation, and then added it back to the path
after the installation of 8 was complete. I haven't experienced any
problems but the caution must be there for a reason :-).
When using the msi installer, you have the option of setting the Port for 8.
I installed 8 beta 5 using 5433 and 8.0 using 5434. I will be uninstalling
the beta 5 version shortly and the 7.3 version later on, and will adjust the
Under such a scenario, you may run into conflicts starting psql (there will
be more than one version on the machine) and to get to the right database
you will have to specify the port when initiating psql or setting up pgAdmin
Other than that I have haven't experienced any problems (or maybe I've just
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Convissor" <danielc(at)analysisandsolutions(dot)com>
To: "PostgreSQL Cygwin" <pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 12:53 PM
Subject: [CYGWIN] setting port number? making 7.4.1 cygwin and 8.0.1 msi
> I'm presently running 7.4.1 cygwin as a service on a Windows 2000 machine.
> That was installed using the instructions in
> c:/cygwin/usr/share/doc/Cygwin/postgresql-7.4.1.README. I'd also like to
> install PostgreSQL 8.0.1 on the same machine via the postgresql-8.0.msi
> and hope some folks here can provide some insights.
> To install multiple versions of MySQL, one must have each version
> responding on different ports. I'm assuming the same thing would need to
> be done with postmaster. Is this true?
> If so, how do I initialize/install the service for 7.4.1/cygwin to be on a
> different port?
> Any other helpful pointers about setting up a dual postmaster system?
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