i think i'm stuck with alton and ray's problem - i
stopped my install just after creating a database
service and approving the auto-generated file.
i went to copy down the password and stopped because,
1. there was a character (legal subparagraph character
- straight line "s-curves" running its length and / or
elongated ovals running perpendicular) that my
keyboard didn't support and 2. i figured it was in the
i stoped because i wanted to delete all prior
instances of my cygwin pgsql install to avoid any
confusion on the part of the system or myself down the
after i did the delete, i started getting concerned i
might have set myself up for failure... the concern
was warranted. ;-)
i tried to install postgresql from scratch this
morning. the log file from last night was over
written with no notice to the user - so there's no
record from last night anymore.
i breifly checked the file last night for the password
and i didn't see it - so maybe it isn't kept there,
i check in services and there is no postgresql
database server 8.0 listed.
i do a search for "postgresql database server 8.0" in
my registry and in my local drive and nothing comes
up. i search postgresql - nadda.
it has to be there because i can't install pgsql
without that password.
how is it stored? is it in zipped format and is that
why my searches are missing it? is it in the
1. access to the password in order to install pgsql 8
2. access to delete the service so i can start all
3. something i don't yet know i need. ;-)
any advice w/b greatly appreciated.
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