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Re: Problem Installing on Windows 2000 Server

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Kent Morrison" <kmorrison(at)metrostudy(dot)com>,<pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Problem Installing on Windows 2000 Server
Date: 2005-12-21 20:08:55
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The question was for c:\program, not c:\program files. Buti f you get
the same error for e.\postgresql, that's not the case.

What permissons do you have on e:\ and e:\PostgreSQL when you try this?
PLease dump the permissions during the break where the error message
shows up so all permissions are exactly the way they are when the error
msg shows up.  Actually, please dump every directory from the root and
down to the data directory.
Dump the permissions using "cacls" (just type cacls e:\ etc).

Also, please check if any of the directories have the readonly attribute
set (either using the GUI or usnig the attrib command).

//Magnus

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kent Morrison [mailto:kmorrison(at)metrostudy(dot)com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 8:23 PM
> To: Magnus Hagander; pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: RE: [PORTS] Problem Installing on Windows 2000 Server
> 
> Yes there is a c:\Program Files directory.
> 
> I tried to install to e:\PostgreSQL and still got the same error.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgsql-ports-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
> [mailto:pgsql-ports-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org]On Behalf Of Magnus Hagander
> Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 1:07 PM
> To: Kent Morrison; pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [PORTS] Problem Installing on Windows 2000 Server
> 
> 
> >
> > With each version 8.0.4 and 8.1.1, I have tried at 
> different times to
> > install:
> >
> > * on a clean machine with no folders or users previously created.
> > * on a machine with E:/Program Files/PostgreSQL created and the 
> > service user created with permissions set to full control
> >
> > I got the following message:
> >
> > Failed to run initdb: 1!
> > Please see the logfile in "E:\Program
> > Files\PostgreSQL\8.1\tmp\initdb.log
> >
> > The log file:
> >
> > creating directory E:/ProgramFiles/PostgreSQL/8.1/data/global
> > ... initdb:
> > could not create directory "E:/Program Files": File exists
> > initdb: removing contents of data directory "E:/Program 
> > Files/PostgreSQL/8.1/data"
> >
> > The odd thing is that this log entry happens even when the 
> PostgresSQL 
> > folder was not present before the install program ran. What would 
> > cause the install program to be able to create the PostgresSQL 
> > directory during one step and then not be able to create other 
> > directories later?
> 
> The first steps are run as your account, the step that fails 
> runs as the service user.
> 
> 
> > Searching the archives, it appears that others have had 
> this problem 
> > in the past and it was a permissions problem, but as I 
> stated before, 
> > I tried creating the service account before the install and 
> granting 
> > it full control of the install dir and it still did not work.
> >
> > Anyone have any ideas?
> 
> I've seen similar issues when there was a directory or file 
> on the system called C:\Program, causing windows to get 
> confused abotu the path. Any chance that's your case?
> 
> //Magnus
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