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Re: New pginstaller beta

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
Cc: pginstaller-devel(at)pgfoundry(dot)org,pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: New pginstaller beta
Date: 2004-08-01 01:57:33
Message-ID: 200408010157.i711vXa19782@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Lists: pgsql-hackers-win32
It installed cleanly for me, and created the user too.  The
"initializing database" window was blank and took a long time. I think
you need a message there, but all the other issues I raised were fixed.
Thanks.  This is BIG!

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Magnus Hagander wrote:
>  A new beta-release of the win32 gui installer has been uploaded to
> pgfoundry.
> 
> Postgresql is the snapshot from 20040731, with the win32 versioning/icon
> patch added, as well as the initdb auth patch (in the patch queue).
> 
> Changes since last beta includes:
> * PgAdmin shortcuts are now predictably created.
> * Startmenu shortcuts are added to start and stop the database (pg_ctl
> or service depending on install method)
> * Service is set for automatic start instead of manual
> * Default encoding is now UNICODE
> * There is a base feature with a base directory so the install root can
> be changed at one place
> * The Next button is now always activated and a popup is shown if the
> specified passwords don't match. Workaround the fact that the activation
> required the password field to be de-focused before it happened.
> * A warning is shown if a service is installed without running initdb
> when there is no database in the directory already.
> * The installer now verifies that the user specified has Log on as a
> service right, and optionally grants it.
> * The installer now verifies that the user specified is not an
> administrative user, and refuses to continue if it is.
> * The installer now optionally creates a user account (with an optional
> random password) for the service.
> 
> 
> Plus a few other minor things.
> 
> This addresses many of the issues brought up since the last beta, but
> not all. Please see the trackers on pgfoundry.org/projects/pginstaller
> for status on the other items, or to add new items.
> 
> 
> If you are upgrading from the previous snapshot, you'll have to
> uninstall the old version first. You can do this from Add/Remove
> progrmas, or by running "msiexec /x postgresql-7.5-devel.msi" on the
> commandline. This will not remove the data directory.
> You can run the new version on the same data directory, but we'd
> appreciate testing of clean installations anyway. In that case,
> pg_dump/reload and manual removal of the data directory is needed. (Full
> testing would also require removal/recreation of the service account, of
> course).
> 
> 
> As before, please post your feedback to the mailinglist on
> pgfoundry.org, or use the trackers.
> 
> And thanks for all the feedback on the first beta!
> 
> //Magnus & Dave
> 
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