Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Magnus Hagander wrote:
> > > I have seen some strange things using pg_ctl under MSys:
> > >
> > > . "pg_ctl status" from the command line logs to the event log.
> > > Apparently it thinks it's not on a tty. Works fine from
> > > Windows cmd prompt.
> > > . this hangs: perl -e '@foo=`pg_ctl -w start`;'
> > > but this doesn't: perl -e 'system("pg_ctl -w start");'
> > >
> > > Finding the problem with the last one has cost me hours in
> > > trying to get the buildfarm to run.
> > >
> > > Anyone have ideas about ways to fix? Or do we just note it
> > > and live with it?
> > As I'm sure you are already aware we've had a lot of problems with the
> > msys console. Buffernig and others. I think we at some point decided to
> > say that minor issues on the win32 consoles isn't really something we're
> > concerned about, people will run things from the cmd console in 99.9% of
> > all cases.
> > Not sure how to fix it. The eventlog checking code uses isatty() IIRC,
> > and that one is clearly returning the wrong thing on msys. Not sure how
> > to code around that.
> We actually added the ability to turn the psql pager always on to fix a
> problem with a Win32 user running psql inside some kind of application
> (emacs?) where isatty returned the wrong value. I don't see any clean
> workaround here though.
Have you tried:
pg_ctl start 2>/dev/tty
that would force stderr to go to the tty. This might help because the
pg_ctl.c test is:
if (!isatty(fileno(stderr))) /* Running as a service */
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