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Re: 7.2b3 postmaster doesn't start on Win98

From: Jason Tishler <jason(at)tishler(dot)net>
To: "Henshall, Stuart - WCP" <SHenshall(at)westcountrypublications(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: "'pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: 7.2b3 postmaster doesn't start on Win98
Date: 2001-12-06 17:59:29
Message-ID: 20011206125929.E1448@dothill.com (view raw or flat)
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Stuart,

On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 07:12:38PM -0000, Henshall, Stuart - WCP wrote:
> When trying to start the postmaster on win98se with cygwin
> I get told that the data directory must be 0700, but when I try to chmod to
> 700, it apparently succeds, but nothing permissions stay at 755. I suspect
> this to be because win98 has no real file protection (just a read only
> attribute)

Is this a new behavior with 7.2?  If so, then the PostgreSQL code may
need to be changed to defeat these kinds of security checks on Windows
9x/Me.  Sorry, but I don't have the 9x/Me kind of itch...

Jason

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