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Re: Problem installing Postgresql 8 on Win 2000

From: "Richard Luckhurst" <rickl(at)soundadvice(dot)aunz(dot)net>
To: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
Cc: "PGSQL Hackers" <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Problem installing Postgresql 8 on Win 2000
Date: 2005-08-03 22:05:34
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Hello Magnus

Does this mean that the NOD32 Anti Virus would need to be removed to allow
PostgreSQL to run or just to allow the installer to complete? It is not an
option to remove NOD32 for good though the customer will allow its removal
to test this installation.

Could you please explain the procedure for installing without initdbing? And
then running initdb manually.

Thanks

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: Magnus Hagander [mailto:mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net]
Sent: Wednesday, 3 August 2005 5:28 PM
To: Richard Luckhurst; PGSQL Hackers
Subject: RE: [pgsql-hackers-win32] Problem installing Postgresql 8 on
Win 2000


> Hello All
>
> I am trying to use the pginstaller to install on a Win2000
> machine. I do have NOD32 installed but as I notice in the FAQ
> there might be problems I have disabled it. I am running the
> install with all default options and my install fails when
> initdb tries to run. I get a PostgreSQL 8.0 popup box.

Please try to uninstall it. Disabling it often leaves some parts
running. And AV is a very common cause for this kind of errors.

> Failed to run initdb: 1!
> Please see the logfile in 'C:\Program
> Files\PostgreSQL\8.0\tmp\initdb.log'
>
> That logfile gets down to
>
> creating template1 database in C:/Program
> files/PostgreSQL/8.0/data/base/1 ... Bad command or file name
> could not write to child process: Invalid argument
> initdb: removing contents of data directory "C:/Program
> Files/PostgreSQL/8.0/data"
>
> I tried when beta 1 first came out to install PostgreSQL on a
> Win2000 computer and got similar errors and could never get
> to the bottom of the problem. I now need to get PostgreSQL
> working to support a customers application so am prepared to
> put a lot more time into debugging if anyone out there can help.

If you install without initdbing, can you then run initdb manually? (try
the above with uninstalling AV first, though..)

//Magnus


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