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Re: BUG #3253: 8.2.4 Installer Displays No Default Install Path and Browse Error 2864

From: "Magnus Hagander" <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: gwinn7(at)earthlink(dot)net
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #3253: 8.2.4 Installer Displays No Default Install Path and Browse Error 2864
Date: 2007-04-25 05:50:55
Message-ID: 20070425055222.7194FDCC83F@svr2.hagander.net (view raw or flat)
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> The following bug has been logged online:
> 
> Bug reference:      3253
> Logged by:          Gary Winslow
> Email address:      gwinn7(at)earthlink(dot)net
> PostgreSQL version: 8.2.4
> Operating system:   Windows 2003 Server Standard SP1
> Description:        8.2.4 Installer Displays No Default Install Path and
> Browse Error 2864
> Details: 
> 
> I have multiple versions concurrently running on my Windows 2003 Standard
> Server SP1.  
> 
> Version 8.1.8
> Version 8.2.3
> 
> I am attempting to also install 8.2.4 as a preliminary step to upgrading my
> database platform  and it will not install..
> 
> Steps to Repro...
> 1. Have the prior mentioned Postgres versions installed.
> 2. Run the 8.2.4 Installer.
> 3. Select the 'Modify' option.
> 4. At the "Installation Options" screen, there is no install directory
> presented.   Problem #A
> 5. After clicking the 'Browse' option, the following error displays...
> 
> "The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. 
> This may indicate a problem with this package.  The error code is 2864." 
> Problem #B
> 
> 6.  Done. The problem has manifested
> 
> Yes, I know I am supposed to use the upgrade.bat file to upgrade, but I
> wanted to have another separate clean install and reload my database into it
> before switching over.

the installer only supports one copy of each major version per machine. If you want more than one you must use the binaries-on-installer, which should work 
just fine.

/Magnus


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