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Re: PGSQL Crossroads

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: skillet3232(at)yahoo(dot)com (Skeets), pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PGSQL Crossroads
Date: 2004-08-13 17:27:07
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> While I don't want to, I'm now faced with going the PHP / MySQL route
> due to the much better documentation.  I really don't want to, but
> what choice do I have when no information is available how operate
> this darn thing in a WinXP development environment?

I realize that you are frustrated.  However, it's counter-productive to take 
out your frustration on the people whom you are asking for help.    
Mentioning MySQL won't get you more attention than simply asking "what do I 
do next"?

The native Windows version is a brand-new beta.  One of the reasons why it's a 
beta is that there isn't really documentation yet.   As an "early adopter" 
you are going to experience some frustration.

> Do I still need Cygwin?  Do I follow the Cygwin tutorial even though I
> installed the .msi version?  I have no clue and I am frustrated beyond
> all get out.

No, you don't need Cygwin.    The new version is Windows-native.

> Heck, not even the gurus can put together information that, when
> followed, installed and configured PGSQL on my WinXP box.  I got
> close...  I got initdb to work...  but that's it.  postmaster and
> PGSQL wouldn't start due to various errors.

Please post the errors.

Josh Berkus
Aglio Database Solutions
San Francisco

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