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Re: PostgreSQL on NT

From: Fredrick Bartlett <palmtreefrb(at)earthlink(dot)net>
To: Jason Tishler <Jason(dot)Tishler(at)dothill(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL on NT
Date: 2000-11-13 16:07:22
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Jason Tishler wrote:

> Fredrick,
>
> On Sat, Nov 11, 2000 at 08:19:46AM -0800, Fredrick Bartlett wrote:
> > Yes that would be great.
>
> I would prefer to ftp and not mail bomb you.  Do you have an incoming ftp
> area?
>
> > Would you also be able to provide instructions
> > on how to install a functional win32 PostgreSQL server.
>
> Kevin Lo has already provided the above.  See the following:
>
>     http://people.freebsd.org/~kevlo/postgres/portNT.html
>
> > There are
> > many DBA's,  interested users etc. who are not programmers that would
> > benefit from a win32 version that can be installed i.e.. "setup.exe".
> > PostgreSQL would gain a greater audience/user base by providing a server
> > that can be easily installed into the win32 environment.  This would
> > include not just PostgreSQL,  but the entire cygwin/PostgreSQL solution.
>
> The above is exactly what we are doing.  I wrangled the perl script,
> update-setup, that creates the setup.ini file used by Cygwin's setup.exe
> from its author.  With update-setup, it is very simple to create custom
> Cygwin installations.  One approach is to create a setup that installs
> all Cygwin packages plus PostgreSQL.  Another approach installs only
> the minimum necessary Cygwin packages plus PostgreSQL.  And yet another
> approach installs only PostgreSQL, the user would be required to install
> Cygwin from a mirror too.  Note that in all of these approaches, the
> user is using the same setup.exe -- possibly more than once to different
> URLs.
>
> I must point out that the author sent me update-setup under the conditions
> of no support.  I will contact him and ask his permission to send you
> a copy.  If he gives permission, which is likely if you agree to no
> support too, then I will forward a copy to you.
>
> > With regards to win32<>Linux,  I'm on both sides of the fence.
> > If I had a "solid" win32<>Linux PostgreSQL solution I might be more
> > inclined to use/develop using PostgreSQL.  As it is I,  cannot use
> > PostgreSQL for my win32 clients,  so I am stuck with other Server's
> > that provide support for win32<>Linux.  This should be a wake up call
> > to all the propeller heads (I am one) out there working on PostgreSQL,
> > wiggle that hot dog in front of their noses and they will come...
>
> Hmm...from where did the above come?  I'm not touching this one with a
> 10 ft. pole! :,)

Remember Pavlog's Dog!!!  Create some interest by showing the win32 world
PostgreSQL.

>
>
> Thanks,
> Jason
>
> --
> Jason Tishler
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> Dot Hill Systems Corporation         Fax:   +1 (732) 264-8798
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