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Re: Error by starting postmaster

From: Jason Tishler <Jason(dot)Tishler(at)dothill(dot)com>
To: "bcs-brockmann(dot)de" <r(dot)brockmann(at)bcs-brockmann(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Error by starting postmaster
Date: 2001-02-19 14:52:08
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On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 10:14:08AM +0100, wrote:
> Hallo Jason,
> thanks fpr your message below.
> Charles Wilson has a new version of cygipc, now there is only the error
> message
> recreate_mmaps_after_fork_failed
> Startup failed - abort
> I want to go back to cygwin 1.1.7, but how can I do it?
> I only have the complete version of 1.1.8. When I go to
> and downloaded
> cygwin-1.1.7-1.tar.gz and make tar with the installed 1.1.8, is that enough
> for downgrading to 1.1.7?
> But now I have still the same error!
> What to do ?

This is an excellent question.  When I suggested downgrading to 1.1.7, I
just assumed that the previous version relative to 1.1.8-2 was 1.1.7-1.
I didn't remember that 1.1.8-1 was released.

The reason why your tar procedure failed was that the 1.1.8 DLL (i.e.,
cygwin1.dll) was locked in memory when you were trying to overwrite it
with the 1.1.7 version.  The only way that you will be successful is to
make sure that you have exited all Cygwin processes (including inetd,
if running) before you attempt to overwrite the DLL.  And, then use a
non-Cygwin (i.e., straight Win32) tool, to install the DLL.  The tool
to use is just Cygwin's setup.exe.

Use the following procedure:

    1. copy cygwin-1.1.7-1.tar.gz to an empty directory
    2. run Cygwin's setup.exe
    3. choose "Install from Local Directory"
    3. choose the directory used in step 1 for the "Local Package Directory"
    4. choose the defaults for the remainder of the dialogs

You have now downgraded to Cygwin 1.1.7.


Jason Tishler
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