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Re: Installer Error

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,"Matthew T(dot) O'Connor" <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net>,<pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Installer Error
Date: 2004-09-13 08:20:59
Message-ID: 6BCB9D8A16AC4241919521715F4D8BCE475C65@algol.sollentuna.se (view raw or flat)
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> > Hello, I tried to install Postgresql 8.0 Beta on my Windows
> > 2003 box using the Beta2 Dev3 Installer from pgfoundry.  I run this 
> > box headless and only connect to it via rdesktop, which 
> apparently the 
> > installer doesn't like.  I got the following error:
> > 
> > "The PostgreSQL Installer must be run on the system console!"
> > 
> > Why must it be run from the console?  Can this be changed / fixed?
> 
> Because initdb will fail with shared memory errors on 
> anything but the console iirc. No fixes were apparent when 
> this was investigated (neither was the cause in fact) so the 
> check was added. If you or anyone else can fix the underlying 
> problem I for one would love to see a patch.
> 
> I would also note that I have come across other installers 
> that do this
> - Sophos Anti Virus for one, and iirc, Microsoft Exchange server.

Yes, this is quite common. Though most just error out with the infamous
error code 2755 (I think it is) with no further information...

//Magnsu


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