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On Sun, Jun 06, 2004 at 12:25:28AM +0200, neil haslewood wrote:
> I wanted to thank you personally for your highly intelligible, clear
> postgres installation instructions for XP pro under Cygwin. For a
> novice Unix user like me this was a godsend. My interest in Cygwin is
> as a platform for postgres, although UNIX is on my long list of
> 'things to be done'. My interest in postgres as an alternative to
> Mysql is much more immediate - I'm developing a browser based process
> modelling tool that should support most major RDMS's with a friend and
> I have the DB assignment. I successfully installed Cygwin 2.427 and
> completed tasks 1 -3:
> 1. Install the cygipc ipc-daemon2 as a NT service:
> # ipc-daemon2 --install-as-service
> 2. Create the "postgres" user account:
> # net user postgres $password /add /fullname:postgres /comment:'PostgreSQL user account' /homedir:"$(cygpath -w /home/postgres)" # 
> # mkpasswd -l -u postgres >>/etc/passwd
> 3. Grant the "postgres" user the "Log on as a service" user right:
> # cmd /c secpol.msc #    
> At the 4th point:
> 4. Install postmaster as a NT service:
> # cygrunsrv --install postmaster --path /usr/bin/postmaster --args "-D /var/postgresql/data -i" --dep ipc-daemon2 --termsig INT --user postgres --shutdown # 
> I received the message: bash: cygrunsrv: command not found, and could
> not indeed find the command anywhere in the package 7.4.1-3. Any
You need to install the cygrunsrv package via Cygwin's setup.exe.
> Sorry to bother you with this, thought you would be interested to
I have updated the setup.hint and README.
> Many thanks again.
You are welcome.
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