On 4 Jul 2004 at 13:49, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> >> This is just a guess, but check that the new user (postgres)
> >has enough
> >> permission on the folders that you are using for Postgresql.
> >Since you
> >> created the folders as an admin user, ordinary users may not have all
> >> the required permissions.
> >> System error 5 under windows is a "permission denied" error. I don't
> >> know if Postgresql is reflecting that as a signal with the
> >same number.
> >After i read your mail (thank you very much for it) i've set the
> >file/folder permission for the c:\postgres folder so that the user
> >postgres has full access to it just like every admin has (was
> >a bit of a
> >hassle cause u have to reboot into safe mode, but i got it).
> >initdb still crashes in the same way. Then i tried to create
> >the postgres
> >folder in the home directory of the user which resulted in a
> >crash too. Is
> >c:\postgres the only folder i have to grant full permissions
> >for or are
> >there others, too (like some system stuff or sth)? Or is this rather a
> >result from the fact that error 5 isn't a permission denied error?
> It will require READ permissions on the system directories, as well as
> all the subdirs of the install directory (including bin, lib etc).
> It *will* say signalled by code 5 when it is actually exiting with
> normal exitcode 5.
> This is because of the WIFSIGNALED() macro in port.h.
> Seems to me these macros are completely wrong for win32. And they are
> under a FIXME header - I guess that could be why. Since win32 doesn't
> actually detect signals (it has no concept of it in this context),
> shouldn't it be something along the line of:
> #define WEXITSTATUS(w) (w & 0x7f)
> #define WIFEXITED(w) (1)
> #define WIFSIGNALED(w) (0)
> #define WTERMSIG(w) (0)
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