At a guess I'd say cygwin doesn't know about the user.
mkpasswd -l >/etc/passwd
should recreate the passwd file including all local users.
pgsql-cygwin is probably the best list to send further problems of this type
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben [mailto:belhanan(at)netvision(dot)net(dot)il]
> Hi all
> Am trying to install Postgres on a win2000 machine. Am new
> to postgres, unix.
> I am following the instractions at
> :http://www.ejip.net/faq/postgresql-7.1.3.README for a NT services
> installation. (cygwin is already installed ofcourse).
> followed all the steps, but at step 6
> Change ownership of the PostgreSQL data directory: # chown postgres
> I'm getting the following error :
> chown 'postgres': invalid user
> Any help ?????
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