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Re: win32 pgsql not installable

From: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org,Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
Subject: Re: win32 pgsql not installable
Date: 2004-07-27 23:06:43
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Dave Page wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Andreas Pflug [mailto:pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de] 
>>Sent: 27 July 2004 23:55
>>To: pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
>>Cc: Magnus Hagander; Dave Page
>>Subject: win32 pgsql not installable
>>I know I'm going to go on some people's nerves, but it's necessary.
>>With the current "run-as-non-admin" restriction the windows 
>>installer doesn't work, and it will probably be ridiculously 
>>difficult to make it work unless this restriction is redesigned.
> It's a pita for ad-hoc use, but installation and running as a service
> works perfectly here.
>>I don't see any point in restricting postgres.exe (i.e. the 
>>single user non-communicating version) to non-superusers. 
>>Installations are usually executed with admin privileges 
>>(non-admins won't be able to create services), and currently 
>>it fails to initialize the cluster with that d***d message. 
>>Consequently, it rolls back the complete installation leaving 
>>me at point zero.
> Whats the error?

Just posted the details how I succeeded in the end.


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