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Re: postgresql installation

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Art Fore <afore(at)sonic(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: postgresql installation
Date: 2003-01-31 05:57:25
Message-ID: 200301310557.h0V5vPZ13268@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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We ship HTML docs as part of our project.  Not sure what SuSE does with
that.


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Art Fore wrote:
> Postgresql 7.2 on SuSE 8.0.
> 
> I find the installation of Postgresql extremely complex. I have gotten
> it installed, but not yet setup with user and database mainly because
> the documentation sucks.
> 
> The doc file in SuSE are in sgml. Reading these with abiword or OOo
> writer is difficult. Installing sgmltools has so many dependencies that
> it is impossible. Ever doc on the postgresql/doc site says too many
> people accessing the files, and most of the google sites do not have
> what I am looking for.
> 
> For a new user, you need SIMPLE howto to setup a test database. Really,
> there should be a script to carry you through all of this. I thought
> Mysql was bad, postgresql is much worse in this aspect. One should not
> have to spend days researching info just to get to where you can login
> and create a database.
> 
> PLEASE IMPROVE YOUR DOCUMENTATION
> 
> Art Fore
> 
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