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Re: Workaround for bug #4608?

From: Robert Campbell <rrc7cz(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Obe, Regina" <robe(dot)dnd(at)cityofboston(dot)gov>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Workaround for bug #4608?
Date: 2009-04-22 14:36:56
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Okay here's where things get strange. I ran initdb and got this error:

--------
C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\bin>initdb -D "C:\Program
Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\data"
The files belonging to this data... <text here>

initdb: could not access directory "C:/Program
Files/PostgreSQL/8.3/data": No such file or directory
--------

Now the odd part is if I copy the same path I provided and "cd" to it,
it works. I can paste it into Windows Explorer and it's there. I mean
clearly I can see it there.

If I pass a different directory, such as C:/PgData38, it runs fine.

Perhaps this is the problem the Setup script encounters?


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Obe, Regina <robe(dot)dnd(at)cityofboston(dot)gov> wrote:
> Robert,
>
> Sorry I meant to say manually init the database cluster and register the service.  All this do from a dos prompt.
>
> So you init the cluster like this
> "C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\bin\initdb" -D "C:\PGData83"
>
> And manually register the service like this
> "C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\bin\pg_ctl.exe" register -N "pgsql-8.3" -D "C:\PGData83\" -U postgres -P "NT passwordgoes here"
>
> Hope that helps,
> Regina
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Campbell [mailto:rrc7cz(at)gmail(dot)com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:56 AM
> To: Obe, Regina
> Cc: Bruce Momjian; pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [NOVICE] Workaround for bug #4608?
>
> Hi Obe,
>
> I'm running XP Pro, SP 2. Not running via Remote Desktop, this is
> local. We don't use Windows Networking, but rather Novell Client (I
> know, gag).
>
> It does create the data folder, but it's completely empty. Also, this
> happens during the "Loading additional SQL modules..." part of Setup
> towards the end.
>
> Also, to manually create the DB, I need the server running, correct? I
> can't boot up the server. When I try to bring up the server in
> pgAdminIII I get a connection error. From the Events log it looks like
> the server won't start because of the previously mentioned errors.
> Basically after logging those error, it logs "Is server running?" to
> which the answer appears to be "no".
>
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Obe, Regina <robe(dot)dnd(at)cityofboston(dot)gov> wrote:
>> Rob,
>> Forgot to mention the other distinction here is that I was installing via terminal service (but I had it set to console mode).  I have installed via terminal service before on web facing windows 2003 servers that are not part of a domain and had no issues.  So I ruled that out as a culprit.
>>
>> Anyrate if you are installing via terminal service,  I think it still holds true that you must connect via console mode.
>>
>> Hope that helps,
>> Regina
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Obe, Regina
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:37 AM
>> To: 'Robert Campbell'; Bruce Momjian
>> Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
>> Subject: RE: [NOVICE] Workaround for bug #4608?
>>
>> Rob,
>>
>> Is this on a Windows 2003 server and is it part of a domain.
>> I recall having this problem with my windows 2003 servers in this domain and I couldn't install on any of them. (I think the 8.3 of the enterprise db+ ), though it installed fine on the windows xp boxes in the domain using a local postgres account.
>>
>> The only thing I noticed is when the data cluster was being created it would remove all the permissions (so wasn't sure if it was becuase I was using a postgres domain account or not)
>>
>> Anyrate to skirt around the issue, I manually set the permissions, and ended up manually initing the db and it worked fine.  Though I was kind of pressed for time so didn't really bother investigating the issue.  I suppose I can try again on a another server to recreate the issue if it would help.
>>
>> Does it create the data cluster at all?  In my case it would create the data folder but nothing in it.
>>
>> Hope that helps,
>> Regina
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: pgsql-novice-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org [mailto:pgsql-novice-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Robert Campbell
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 8:35 AM
>> To: Bruce Momjian
>> Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
>> Subject: Re: [NOVICE] Workaround for bug #4608?
>>
>> Hi Bruce,
>>
>> Thanks for the reply and for building the installer. Is there anything
>> I can do to help you pinpoint the problem? Some install logs I can
>> send or something of that sort?
>>
>> Rob
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 2:33 PM, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote:
>>> Robert Campbell wrote:
>>>> I'm experiencing bug 4608
>>>>
>>>> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-bugs/2009-01/msg00062.php
>>>>
>>>> I have tried using the Windows one-click installer for both 8.3.x and
>>>> 8.4. At the end of the process it says it can't read
>>>> data/postgres.conf and none of the conf files are generated.
>>>>
>>>> I'm pretty surprised that this issue - which prevents me from
>>>> installing and running PostgreSQL on Windows - was reported in Jan.
>>>> and the only documentation I could find on it was this 1 bug with no
>>>> comments. Perhaps the original reporter and I are the only ones
>>>> experiencing this issue?
>>>>
>>>> Anyway, does anyone have any ideas for a workaround?
>>>
>>> I think the issue is that we don't know what would cause that.
>>>
>>> --
>>>  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>        http://momjian.us
>>>  EnterpriseDB                             http://enterprisedb.com
>>>
>>>  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +
>>>
>>
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