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Re: Postres Beta Installer Error on W2K SP4

From: "Merlin Moncure" <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com>
To: "Sean S(dot) O'Donovan" <seano(at)digicore(dot)co(dot)za>
Cc: <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Postres Beta Installer Error on W2K SP4
Date: 2004-07-27 13:14:38
Message-ID: 6EE64EF3AB31D5448D0007DD34EEB34101AEF6@Herge.rcsinc.local (view raw or flat)
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> I get the following errors on two different machines both running
W2K200
> SP4.
> 
> I installed the .msi file and received the following error after a
series
> of postmaster application errors of the form "the memory at XXXXXXXXX
> could not be referenced"
> 
> This is the initdb log:
> 
>  The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user
> "postgres_user".
> This user must also own the server process.
> 
> The database cluster will be initialized with locale C.
> 
> fixing permissions on existing directory G:/Program
> Files/PostgreSQL/7.5/data ... ok
> creating directory G:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/7.5/data/global ... ok
> creating directory G:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/7.5/data/pg_xlog ... ok
> creating directory G:/Program
> Files/PostgreSQL/7.5/data/pg_xlog/archive_status ... ok
> creating directory G:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/7.5/data/pg_clog ... ok
> creating directory G:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/7.5/data/pg_subtrans
... ok
> creating directory G:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/7.5/data/base ... ok
> creating directory G:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/7.5/data/base/1 ... ok
> creating directory G:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/7.5/data/pg_tblspc ...
ok
> selecting default max_connections ... 10
> selecting default shared_buffers ... 50
> creating configuration files ... ok
> creating template1 database in G:/Program
Files/PostgreSQL/7.5/data/base/1
> ... Deleted file - G:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\7.5\data\pg_hba.conf
> Deleted file - G:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\7.5\data\pg_ident.conf
> Deleted file - G:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\7.5\data\PG_VERSION
> Deleted file - G:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\7.5\data\postgresql.conf
> child process was terminated by signal 5
> initdb: failed
> initdb: removing contents of data directory "G:/Program
> Files/PostgreSQL/7.5/data"
> 
> After this the install rolled back and I had nothing !
> 
> I tested the latest (25 July 2004) release from
> http://www.hagander.net/pgsql/win32snap/ and got similar errors.
> 
> By replacing the postgres.exe and postmaster.exe with an older one
from
> the above site ( I think about three dats older) I could continue as
> normal.
> 
> 
> Is this a W2K issue only ? I have been regularly downloading and
testing
> the win32 binary releases and this postmaster/postgres exe issue is
the
> only serious problem I have not been able to get around without
reverting
> to an earlier release.

I was playing around with it last night on XP and had the same problem.
Haven't had time to look at it yet tho.  This was on a version I
compiled myself.

Merlin

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