Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> writes:
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 12:05, Itagaki Takahiro
> <itagaki(dot)takahiro(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> The bug might come from the following bug by Microsoft:
>> Note that initdb in 8.4 worked expectedly because it is built with MSVC 2005,
>> but initdb in 9.0 won't work because built with MSVC 2008 :-( .
> We could work around it in this place (we could specifically ignore
> the "file exists" error on the mkdir call), I guess. But how likely is
> that to bite us elsewhere then?
That cure seems worse than the disease. We don't have to support
symlinks in the datadir path; we do have to be sure that we're not
overwriting an existing DB.
I think this is a Microsoft bug and it's their problem to fix, not ours.
regards, tom lane
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