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Re: IpcMemoryDetach fails under Cygwin on Win98

From: Jason Tishler <Jason(dot)Tishler(at)dothill(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Jamie Walker <jamie(at)sagaxis(dot)co(dot)uk>, pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: IpcMemoryDetach fails under Cygwin on Win98
Date: 2001-02-04 23:12:28
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On Sun, Feb 04, 2001 at 04:41:44PM -0500, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > >On Sat, Feb 03, 2001 at 06:51:32PM +0000, Jamie Walker wrote:
> > Is there any reason why the FAQ suggests that it will only work on NT
> > and not on Win98?
> Did you read all of the FAQ?
>     The database server does not run on MS Windows
>     9X because Cygwin does not support the required features on those
>     platforms. We have no plan to do a native port to any Microsoft
>     platform.

To which FAQ are you referring.  The only one that I can find is:

Although my use of PostgreSQL on Windows 98 was casual and very short in
duration, PostgreSQL 7.0.2 seemed to run fine.  To what Cygwin missing
features on Windows 9X or Me are you referring?  Note that this inquiry
is purely academic.  When forced to use Windows I would only seriously
consider using NT 4.0 or 2000 -- never 9X or Me.


Jason Tishler
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