Can someone evaluate this patch and generate a FAQ patch?
> Hello Bruce,
> Here is a FAQ_MSWIN with my notes >>>included<<<.
> I will tackle INSTALL in a later email.
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > There is a cygwin group and a ports group, and a docs group. If you
> > want to send over a patch for some docs, I can get them applied.
> > > Hello Bruce,
> > > I am trying to find the right way to contact whoever manages the port of
> > > PostgreSQL to NT.
> > >
> > > I followed the contact instruction in the documentation in 7.1.1 but my
> > > email bounced.
> > >
> > > I asked a question in comp.databases.postgresql.hackers and nobody
> > > replied. The question:
> > > Is this the right newsgroup to post things that go wrong and workarounds
> > > for PostgreSQL 7.1.1 install on NT 4.0?
> > >
> > > I noticed your posts throughout comp.databases.postgresql.hackers so
> > > thought I would ask you the right way to contribute. All I wanted to do
> > > was contribute some potential documentation updates, based on an
> > > installation this week using the latest cygwin etc., while it is still
> > > fresh in my mind and I have some notes handy.
> > >
> > > Do you know the right news group or person to email?
> > >
> > > Peter
> > >
> > --
> > Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us
> > pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us | (610) 853-3000
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> How to install PostgreSQL on Windows NT >>>>>> 4.0 SP6a <<<<<<<
> $Date: >>>>>2001/05/07<<<<< $
> 1. Install the Cygwin package.
> The Cygwin package provides a UNIX-like API on top of the Win32
> API. It is available at <http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/>.
> >>>>>>>>>> I used 1.3.1. <<<<<<<<
> >>>>>>>>>> I installed Cygwin using the administrator id,
> set the option to make Cygwin available to all users
> and installed all packages. <<<<<<<<<<
> 2. Install the cygipc package, available at
> >>>>>>> I used 1.09-2. When I first installed it,
> I used c:\usr and that created a problem
> so I changed to c:\cygwin\usr. I do not have a note of the exact problem. <<<<<<<<<
> 3. Optional: The "Andy Piper Tools" at <http://www.xemacs.freeserve.co.uk/>
> are a collection of pre-compiled libraries and utilities that you
> might find useful -- especially on Cygwin B20.
> >>>>>>>>> Andy no longer has downloadable stuff at his site <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> 4. The Cygwin bin directory has to be placed in the path before the
> Windows program directories, because the sort.exe has to be taken
> from Cygwin, not Windows.
> >>>>>> A PostgreSQL library has to go in the same path so make one change to:
> 5. Start ipc-daemon from the cygipc package. Use "net start ipc-daemon",
> if ipc-daemon is installed as a service; otherwise, use "ipc-daemon &".
> This program needs to be running anytime you start the PostgreSQL
> server (postmaster).
> >>>> I logged in as administrator and ran "ipc-daemon --install-as-service" and it worked perfectly.
> 6. Proceed according to the INSTALL file. (./configure; make; etc.)
> >>> Note that all the commands in the INSTALL file have to be run in the Cygwin window,
> not the NT command line window. I ran the first part of the PostgreSQL install as administrator
> then created the database as administrator then could not access the database form my normal user id
> so I deleted the database and recreated the database from my normal logon and everything worked fine.
> NOTE: The following are known issues with PostgreSQL on Windows:
> 1. Cygwin's AF_UNIX sockets are really implemented as AF_INET sockets
> so they are inherently insecure.
> 2. make check can generate spurious regression test failures due to
> overflowing the listen() backlog queue which causes connection
> refused errors.
> Problem reports can be sent to <pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org>.
> >>>> Email sent to this address bounced with some message about not being registered.<<<<<
Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us
pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us | (610) 853-3000
+ If your life is a hard drive, | 830 Blythe Avenue
+ Christ can be your backup. | Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 19026
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