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Re: PostgreSQL 7.4 on Windows XP?

From: "Chris Travers" <chris(at)travelamericas(dot)com>
To: "Arvind Tiwari" <arvindt(at)tis(dot)co(dot)in>,<pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org>, <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL 7.4 on Windows XP?
Date: 2004-01-04 07:50:35
Message-ID: 00e701c3d29b$b9fa7a70$a144053d@winxp (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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Hi Arvind;

Sorry, a native Windows port of PostgreSQL is not yet complete.

If you want to run it on Windows (as I am doing until my RedHat Laptop is repaired), you can do so by installing it via cygwin (  This is a free download, but it can take some time.  I found that getting PostgreSQL up and running under Cygwin was very difficult until I read the install docs, which explained things very well :-).

I suggest read the install docs (/usr/share/doc/postgresql-7.4/FAQ_MSWIN) once you install the software.  If you can't still get it running, you can send another email to the list.  You may also want to look at installing the ipc-daemon2 and postgresql as NT Services.

The other document worth reading is:

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Arvind Tiwari 
  To: 'pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org' ; 'pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org' 
  Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 6:57 PM
  Subject: [BUGS] PostgreSQL 7.4 on Windows XP?


  I am an amateur & want to learn PostgreSQL. 
  I work on a Windows XP system. 
  Is there any binary installer available to install the PostgreSQL database on my windows based system?

  I got this e-mail address from 
  But I could not follow the Chapter 15, as I am not a programmer, I just want to use the DB for learning SQL etc.
  Could you please help.
  Best Regards, 

  Arvind Tiwari 

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