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Re: Problem Installing PostgreSQL 7.0.3 on Windows NT 4.0

From: Jason Tishler <Jason(dot)Tishler(at)dothill(dot)com>
To: Dmitriy Shekhel <Dmitriy_Shekhel(at)inter-tel(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Problem Installing PostgreSQL 7.0.3 on Windows NT 4.0
Date: 2001-01-11 20:49:31
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You will need to apply the attached patch before the 7.0.3 regression
tests will run under Cygwin.  The following is the instructions to apply
the patch:

    $ cd postgresql-7.0.3/src/test/regress
    $ # save run_check.patch to the current directory
    $ patch <run_check.patch

On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 02:57:23PM -0700, Dmitriy Shekhel wrote:
> Kevin Lo specified at
> I issued the make runcheck command to run a parallel regression test but got
> the following error:
> ./ i686-pc-cygwin
> =============== Removing old ./tmp_check directory ... ================
> =============== Create ./tmp_check directory           ================
> =============== Installing new build into ./tmp_check  ================
> gmake: not found

To resolve the above, perform the following before executing make runcheck:

    $ export MAKE=make

> ERROR: Check installation failed - cannot continue
> Please examine
> /usr/src/postgresql-7.0.3/src/test/regress/tmp_check/log/install.log for the
> reason.
> make: *** [runcheck] Error 2
> Strangely enough install.log file was not generated, so I couldn't check that
> file.


> I'm not sure how to set/change the owner of the db system.  If I just
> run initdb anyway I get:
> basename: too many arguments
> Try `basename --help' for more information.

This seems to imply that $0 contains unquoted spaces.

> /cygdrive/c/PostgreSQL: not found

Not sure about this one.

> Could not determine current user name. You are really hosed.

You either do not have an /etc/passwd file or it does not contain a
proper entry for the current user.  Use the following:

    $ mkpasswd -l >/etc/passwd


    $ mkpasswd -d >/etc/passwd

to generate a valid passwd file for a workgroup or domain environment,

After all of this, you may find that the regression tests hang due to
postmaster aborting.  See the following for more details:


Jason Tishler
Director, Software Engineering       Phone: +1 (732) 264-8770 x235
Dot Hill Systems Corp.               Fax:   +1 (732) 264-8798
82 Bethany Road, Suite 7             Email: Jason(dot)Tishler(at)dothill(dot)com
Hazlet, NJ 07730 USA                 WWW:

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