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PostgreSQL Database Server 8.0 Service Password Problem - WinXP Home

From: <operationsengineer1(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: Afton & Ray Still <rastill(at)shaw(dot)ca>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PostgreSQL Database Server 8.0 Service Password Problem - WinXP Home
Date: 2005-10-24 17:40:05
Message-ID: 20051024174006.3283.qmail@web33315.mail.mud.yahoo.com (view raw or flat)
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hi all,

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
log file.

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
road.

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,
anyway.

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
registry?

i need...

1. access to the password in order to install pgsql 8

or,

2. access to delete the service so i can start all
over again.

or,

3. something i don't yet know i need.  ;-)

any advice w/b greatly appreciated.

tia...


	
		
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