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Re: msvc and vista fun

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: msvc and vista fun
Date: 2007-07-24 19:45:43
Message-ID: 46A656E7.2030704@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Dave Page wrote:
> Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>
>> On a somewhat related note, I have had spectacular lack of success in 
>> getting either MSVC or MinGW builds to work on Vista - so much so 
>> that I have currently abandoned my attempts on that platform and I 
>> resorted to resuscitating an old XP box for testing. Following some 
>> advice from Magnus, I added ACLs to the build root for both an admin 
>> and a non-admin user (cacls buildroot /E /T /G AdminUser:C and 
>> similarly for a non-admin user) . I can build as the admin user but 
>> when I come to run initdb it fails, complaining that it can't find 
>> the postgres executable. 
>
> Yeah, I ran into that problem as well. I'll look at my Vista box when 
> I'm in the office tomorrow and see if I can figure out what hack fixed 
> it for me.
>
>

I have never heard back on this, AFAIK. If anyone has instructions on 
how to manage this please let me know. My current status with MSVC/vista 
is still that I can build but not run as an admin user, and run but not 
build as a non-admin user. Bleah.

cheers

andrew

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