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Re: postgres on cygwin

From: Jason Tishler <jason(at)tishler(dot)net>
To: "George, Martin" <Martin(dot)George(at)compuware(dot)com>
Cc: Pgsql-Cygwin <pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: postgres on cygwin
Date: 2004-09-16 11:09:47
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On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 07:39:58PM -0400, George, Martin wrote:
> I have tried to use the faqs for installing PostGres on Cygwin.  If it
> is inappropriate to ask you for help, please direct me to the other
> sources if you can...

Please post instead of sending private email.

> Otherwise, I have included details below:
> Thank you!
> Martin George
> Details:
> Using:
> 	cygwin 1.5.11-1
> 	cygipc 2.03-2 (but I do not know what it is or if I need to use it
> 	in a special way)

cygipc is no longer needed by Cygwin PostgreSQL.

> 	bash 2.05b-16
> 	make 3.80-1

What version of PostgreSQL?

> I enter:
> 	usr/sbin/cygserver &

The above should be "/usr/sbin/cygserver &" unless your current working
directory is "/".

> 	initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data -W -E LATIN1
> but I get:
> 	initdb: failed.

What is the *exact* error message(s)?

> One faq recommends using: 

Did you read the Cygwin PostgreSQL README?


> 	make MAX_CONNECTIONS=5 check
> but I get:
> 	make: *** No rule to make target `check'.  Stop.

There is no need to use make unless you are building PostgreSQL from


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