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Re: PGSQL 8-beta For WinXP Home Edition Instructions

From: mike g <mike(at)thegodshalls(dot)com>
To: operationsengineer1(at)yahoo(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PGSQL 8-beta For WinXP Home Edition Instructions
Date: 2004-08-13 03:30:55
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Hello,

If you are installing postgres using the msi file you shouldn't follow
the cygwin instructions at all.  The msi file is for a native windows
installation not the cygwin emulation.

I don't believe anyone has created an installation instructions yet for
the native windows version but if the installation program works
correctly you don't really need them.

Mike

On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 22:17, operationsengineer1(at)yahoo(dot)com wrote:
>   
> Can anybody help get me started here?  I've downloaded the 8-beta .msi
> file and ran set up on my XP Home laptop.  Now I have no clue what to
> do.
> 
> I followed Carlo's web tutorial and got almost all the way through the
> Cygwin install for 7.4.3 (many, many times), but, alas, I ended
> here...
> 
> ------------------------
> 
> When I type in the three lines of code - cygrunsrv --install
> postmaster ...  --shutdown, I get the following error:
> 
> cygrunsrv: Error installing a service: OpenService: win32 error 1073:
> The specified service exists already.
> 
> When I type in cygrunsrv:  --start postmaster, I get the following
> error:
> 
> cygrunsrv:  Error starting a service: StartService: Win32 error 1069:
> The service did not start due to logon failure.
> 
> ------------------------
> 
> That's when I quite that route and went with the version 8-be ta.  The
> only problem is, I haven't seen any instructions that make a lick of
> sense to me.
> 
> Any guidance would be appreciated.  I really want to standardize on
> PGSQL rather than MySQL, but this whole painful process has left my
> head ringing.
> 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I will post a tutorial of what
> I did to get PGSQL up and running if I'm able to do it.  If not, I
> guess I have to go with MySQL even though I would prefer not to go
> that route.
> 
> TIA...
> 
> 
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