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creating db hangs on XP as a service

From: "Kevin" <kjmurphyjr(at)attbi(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: creating db hangs on XP as a service
Date: 2002-09-22 17:01:42
Message-ID: 000001c26259$b99757f0$6301a8c0@Office (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-cygwin
Using postgresql 7.2.2 on XP. I just followed the
postgresql-7.2.2.README from the cygwin 1.13.12-2 install. I set up the
postgres user but never used it. 


I performed the following steps:

1. install ipc-daemon as a service

# ipc-daemon -install-as-service


2. created the postgres user account - although I never use postgres

#cmd /c lusrmgr.msc

# mkpasswd -l -u postgres >> /etc/passwd


3. Set the security for postgres

#cmd /c secpool.msc


4. install postmaster as service

cygrunsrv -install postmaster -path /usr/bin/postmaster -args "-D
/usr/share/postgresql/data -i" -dep ipc-daemon -termsig INT -user
postgres -shutdown 


5. Create the data directory

#mkdir /usr/share/postgresql/data


6. This is where I hang! Initializing the db

# initdb -D /usr/share/postgresql/data


Here's the output I get: (note: Everything has been installed and owned
as the administrator - Kevin)

The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user

This user must also own the server process. 


Fixing permissions on existing directory /usr/share/postgresql/data. ok

Creating directory /usr/share/postgresql/data/base . ok

Creating directory /usr/share/postgresql/data/global. ok

Creating directory /usr/share/postgresql/data/pg_xlog. ok

Creating directory /usr/share/postgresql/data/pg_clog. ok

Creating template database in /usr/share/postgresql/data/base/1.  



That's where it just hangs and I have to 'kill -9 <pid>' of the one
postgres process which then reports 


Initdb failed.


When I go to the /usr/share/postgresql/data directory the above created
sub directories are all empty. 


I tried 'net start ipc-daemon' BEFORE running init and that didn't help.


Any suggestions? Thanks. 


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