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Re: Installer Error

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "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 07:46:14
Message-ID: E7F85A1B5FF8D44C8A1AF6885BC9A0E43063B7@ratbert.vale-housing.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgsql-hackers-win32-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org 
> [mailto:pgsql-hackers-win32-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf 
> Of Matthew T. O'Connor
> Sent: 13 September 2004 05:12
> To: pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [pgsql-hackers-win32] Installer Error
> 
> 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.

Regards, Dave.

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