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Re: PostgreSQL for NT

From: Jason Tishler <Jason(dot)Tishler(at)dothill(dot)com>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: "W(dot) van den Akker" <wvdakker(at)wilsoft(dot)nl>, pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL for NT
Date: 2000-11-19 02:53:48
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On Sun, Nov 19, 2000 at 01:14:10AM +0100, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> W. van den Akker writes:
> > FindExec: could not find a postgres to execute...
> > FATAL 1:  postgres: could not locate executable, bailing out...
> > FATAL 1:  postgres: could not locate executable, bailing out...
> > 
> > If I run postgres.exe from the bash shell then I have no problems.
> The reason for this is that the program does a shell-like path walk to
> find itself.  If you are not running a Unix-like shell then you don't have
> a PATH variable in the environment (or at least you have one with
> semicolons as separators).  Using absolute file names might work.

If postmaster.exe is a copy of postgres.exe (instead of a symlink) and I
have the following defined in my environment:


then postmaster -i startups directly from cmd without any problems.

Cygwin automatically converts certain environment variables between
Win32 and POSIX -- PATH is one of them.  So, if postgres.exe is using
PATH (which seems to be implied above) when it tries to "find itself,"
then the "shell-like path walk" should work as expected.


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