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Re: Full PostgreSQL installer for Windows

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "'Robert J(dot) Sanford, Jr(dot)'" <rsanford(at)nolimitsystems(dot)com>, pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Full PostgreSQL installer for Windows
Date: 2001-09-04 07:40:46
Message-ID: 8568FC767B4AD311AC33006097BCD3D61A2E04@woody.vale-housing.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert J. Sanford, Jr. [mailto:rsanford(at)nolimitsystems(dot)com] 
> Sent: 03 September 2001 21:14
> To: pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [CYGWIN] Full PostgreSQL installer for Windows
> 
> 
> > Hello friends,
> > 
> > I would like to inform you that I am working on a full
> > PostgreSQL installer for Windows. The goal is to promote
> > the use of PostgreSQL combined with pgAdmin II.
> 
> woo-hoo!
> 
> > 1) At first, I would like to automate the
> > /usr/doc/Cygwin/postgresql-7.1.2.README guidelines:
> > - test the presence of Cygwin / PostgreSQL executables
> >   (if not present show a downloading link and quit
> >   installer),
> > - installation and startup of ipc-daemon.
> > - installation and startup of Cygwinsrv.exe under Windows
> >   NT/2000,
> > - test existence of postmaster account,
> > - start postmaster (possibly as a service under Windows
> >   NT/2000),
> > - initdb if needed.
> 
> will you also detect versions and ask if the user wants to 
> upgrade? if yes, will you launch the cygwin installer if it 
> is available?

pgAdmin II already has an Upgrade Wizard that informs the user of available
updates to pgAdmin II, postODBC and PostgreSQL.
Jean-Michel & I are still looking into the details of getting this to work,
but I see no reason why the existing code can't be utilised.

> will you be querying for parameters to launch the postmaster 
> while providing some intelligent defaults?

Don't know yet. We are looking at a pg_hba.conf editor and tester. Possibly
we could be postgresql.conf as well.

> when launching the postmaster, will you be launching it in
> a bash shell or standalone?

The aim is to run it as a service under NT/2K. I don't know about 9x/ME

> personally, i think this should be step 2, not step 1. what
> you have as step two should be step one. my opinion only.
> 
> > 2) In a near future, I would like to perform a minimal
> >    Cygwin installation.
> > - I have no idea what minimum software is needed. Any
> >   information welcome.
> > - Does the Cygwin licence permit it?
> 
> i can't answer your questions but i would really like this.
> not know what the dependencies are i just installed the
> whole shebang.
> 
> > An alpha installation executable will be available in a
> > few days.
> 
> that would be great!

I suspect that Jean-Michel's being a little over-enthusiastic with his
estimate here!
 
Regards, Dave.

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