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Re: initdb failure with PostgreSQL 7.3.2 / Cygwin 1.3.22-1 /

From: "Vincent Hikida" <vhikida(at)inreach(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>,"Frank Seesink" <frank(at)mail(dot)wvnet(dot)edu>
Subject: Re: initdb failure with PostgreSQL 7.3.2 / Cygwin 1.3.22-1 /
Date: 2003-05-01 00:55:59
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I just downloaded the latest cygwin, postgresql and ipc-daemon last week. I
am running on XP Home. This is my first experience with these software. You
may have noticed my messages for help. My postmaster kept dying no matter
what I did. It suddenly cleared up on Monday and I don't know why my
problems disappeared. I have created a couple of tables and done some
inserts and selects and so far it is working ok.

Vincent Hikida,
Member of Technical Staff - Urbana Software, Inc.
"A Personalized Learning Experience"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Seesink" <frank(at)mail(dot)wvnet(dot)edu>
To: <pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: [CYGWIN] initdb failure with PostgreSQL 7.3.2 / Cygwin 1.3.22-1

> Jason Tishler wrote:
> > Frank,
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 12:55:40PM -0400, Frank Seesink wrote:
> >
> >>And no matter what, the following test was always the same when run
> >>from the 'postgres' user account:
> >>______________________________________________________________________
> >>$ ipctest s
> >>Test v0.03
> >>Unable to create semaphore
> >>semget : Function not implemented
> >>______________________________________________________________________
> >
> >
> > The above is the crux of your problem.  Until you get the above to work,
> > PostgreSQL is sure to fail.  Sorry, but my only suggestion will require
> > some effort.  I recommend building a (debug-able) version of cygipc with
> > tracing enabled.  You may be able to determine what the problem is from
> > the trace output.  Otherwise, there is always gdb...
> Oh, you're kidding, right?  Please tell me you're kidding.   Man, what
> has happened since the last time I did a Cygwin PostgreSQL install?  It
> used to be so smooth...once you followed the instructions of
> course...which, by the way, thanks, Jason, for clearing up the starting
> of CygIPC before doing an initdb...the older versions of the doc were
> missing that step, and it took me awhile to figure it out when I was
> first starting with PostgreSQL under Cygwin.
> Am I truly unique in this situation, or are other people experiencing
> the same difficulty?  From what I gather, I'm not alone.  And I haven't
> found any definitve solution out there; only indications that CygIPC has
> bugs, and the developer is AWOL (or so you made it sound in another post
> I read).
> Is the answer to backpedal to an older version of PostgreSQL (and
> possibly CygIPC to boot)?  I know PostgreSQL v7.3.2 requires CygIPC
> 1.13.2-1, and I'd rather not downgrade to an older PostgreSQL, but I
> don't think I have the time, let alone the skill, to go skulking around
> in the source.
> And if the CygIPC coder is AWOL, how does that affect PostgreSQL's plans
> of being Windows native, if at all?  And how exactly are they handling
> the Win32 native port if not using Cygwin, and can those changes be used
> to help roll the new IPC daemon?
> I guess what I'd like to know is, is anyone out there successfully
> running Windows XP Pro with the latest Cygwin and PostgreSQL 7.3.2?
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