On Mon, 2009-08-24 at 15:25 +1000, Kushal Vaghani wrote:
> I have downloaded and built the 8.2.4 postgreSQL from source. This was
> done by running the build.bat file under src\tools\msvc. I do get a
> few errors with some contrib projects, but I do not care about them.
Why such an ancient version? Rapid improvements have been made in
PostgreSQL's Windows support, and you'll have much better results with
8.4 or even 8.3 .
> When i do install(install.pl), there is a destination directory
> created. Now my question is how do i run postgreSQL from within here.
> Is there a command line script etc. for this ?
Typically you'll want to create a service account for PostgreSQL, then
add a service that runs the postmaster via pg_ctl.exe under the new
If you're not comfortable doing that, perhaps you should be using the
binary installer for a recent version?
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