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Re: BUG #3530: Can't start as service if sb created 'c:\program' file

From: "Hiroshi Saito" <z-saito(at)guitar(dot)ocn(dot)ne(dot)jp>
To: <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>, <irek_m(at)poczta(dot)fm>
Subject: Re: BUG #3530: Can't start as service if sb created 'c:\program' file
Date: 2007-08-20 04:28:52
Message-ID: 03ae01c7e2e2$9cd92030$c601a8c0@HP22720319231 (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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Any problems are not reproduced in pginstaller.
Therefore, it must take a special situation into consideration 
to directions. Is your problem original structure's? 

Hiroshi Saito

From: <irek_m(at)poczta(dot)fm>

> The following bug has been logged online:
> Bug reference:      3530
> Logged by:          
> Email address:      irek_m(at)poczta(dot)fm
> PostgreSQL version: 8.1
> Operating system:   Windows XP
> Description:        Can't start as service if sb created 'c:\program' file
> Details: 
> I've installed PostgreSQL in 'c:\program files'. Some buggy program created
> file named 'c:\program', and what? PostgreSQL doesn't start!
> This error is due to Windows's stupid rules of resolving executable names.
> You've added registry entry ImagePath=c:\program files\Postgre
> SQL\bin\pg_ctl.exe ...
> Now Windows tries to execute c:\program, if not found - c:\program
> files\Postgre, and so on, until reaches the end of string.
> pg_ctl.exe when registering the service should quote this name:
> ImagePath="c:\program files\Postgre SQL\bin\pg_ctl.exe".
> But even this doesn't solve the problem, pg_ctl.exe starts postgres.exe, and
> probably you haven't used quotations again in CreateProcess invocation. So
> there are at least two bugs with lack of "..." in pg_ctl.exe.
> If the server started not using net start, but manually (using postgres.exe
> -D "..."), everything works ok, so postgres.exe probably doesn't have this
> bug.

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