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Re: PostgreSQL-installation-problem on Windows XP Home edition

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Richard Huxton <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>
Cc: Jan Christensen <janchristensen23022005(at)yahoo(dot)dk>,pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL-installation-problem on Windows XP Home edition
Date: 2008-02-27 15:12:13
Message-ID: 20080227151213.GI10209@svr2.hagander.net (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 02:58:22PM +0000, Richard Huxton wrote:
> Magnus Hagander wrote:
> >On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 02:41:09PM +0000, Richard Huxton wrote:
> >>I'm guessing that you're missing some of the locale (language) files for 
> >> your machine. Have you got anything unusual selected in your language 
> >>settings?
> >
> >That's not actually the error. That happens everywhere :-(
> 
> Ah - it was near the end of the file, and the only error I could see.
> 
> >For some reason I couldn't view that logfile at all,
> 
> I had that - I'm guessing there are high-bit chars that shouldn't be 
> there. Didn't stop vi though :-)

It stopped my vi :-(



> > but look for something
> >that started and never finished. This one has the "Action ended" statement
> >for GetAvailableLocales, my guess is that there is something further down
> >that has a start but no end.
> 
> This is the end of the file. The only un-ended action I can find is 
> CheckAvailable DLLs
> 
> MSI (c) (A4:AC): Doing action: LaunchConditions
> Action start 14:20:50: LaunchConditions.
> Action ended 14:20:50: LaunchConditions. Return value 1.
> MSI (c) (A4:AC): Doing action: CheckAvailableDLLs
> Action start 14:20:50: CheckAvailableDLLs.
> MSI (c) (A4:AC): Creating MSIHANDLE (164) of type 790542 for thread 2988

Ok, that's a known issue. See:
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/faqs.FAQ_windows.html#3.1

particularly the part about cygwin - that's most often the case. But the
other parts also apply.

//Magnus

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