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Re: [CYGWIN] Full PostgreSQL installer for Windows

From: "John Huong" <chhuong(at)1stsi(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "Jean-Michel POURE" <jm(dot)poure(at)freesurf(dot)fr>
Cc: <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, <jason(at)tishler(dot)net>, <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Subject: Re: [CYGWIN] Full PostgreSQL installer for Windows
Date: 2001-09-04 08:06:46
Message-ID: 048a01c13518$8b9af4c0$070d10ac@1stsi.com (view raw or flat)
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Wonderful idea ;).

What about automating the deletion of .lock and .pid files before starting
the postmaster (in the event of let's say power failures, etc... which
leaves these files behind) ?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jean-Michel POURE" <jm(dot)poure(at)freesurf(dot)fr>
To: <pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>; <jason(at)tishler(dot)net>;
<dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2001 10:28 PM
Subject: [CYGWIN] Full PostgreSQL installer for Windows


> Hello friends,
>
> I would like to inform you that I am working on a full PostgreSQL
installer
> for Windows.
> The goal is to promote the use of PostgreSQL combined with pgAdmin II.
>
> The installer is based on open-source NSIS
http://www.nullsoft.com/free/nsis.
>
> 1) At first, I would like to automate the
> /usr/doc/Cygwin/postgresql-7.1.2.README guidelines:
> - test the presence of Cygwin / PostgreSQL executables (if not present
show
> a downloading link and quit installer),
> - installation and startup of ipc-daemon.
> - installation and startup of Cygwinsrv.exe under Windows NT/2000,
> - test existence of postmaster account,
> - start postmaster (possibly as a service under Windows NT/2000),
> - initdb if needed.
>
> 2) In a near future, I would like to perform a minimal Cygwin
installation.
> - I have no idea what minimum software is needed. Any information welcome.
> - Does the Cygwin licence permit it?
>
> An alpha installation executable will be available in a few days.
>
> I will probably need support for testing under Windows 95/98/2000 as I run
> NT 4 (and Linux of course).
> Any input (tricks, feature requests, NSIS feedback) from the community are
> welcome.
>
> Regards,
> Jean-Michel POURE
> pgAdmin Development Team
> http://pgadmin.postgresql.org
>
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