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Cygwin on Win98: initdb failed

From: Christian Rank <christian(dot)rank(at)rz(dot)uni-passau(dot)de>
To: pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Cygwin on Win98: initdb failed
Date: 2004-09-20 06:42:50
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I'm trying to run the Cygwin version of PostgreSQL on Windows 98 SE.
During initdb, creation of the initial database cluster is aborted with
the message
        creating template1 database in /var/pgsql/data/base/1...
	shmat(id=1179648) failed: invalid argument

The sequence of commands leading to this is as follows:

  mkdir /var/pgsql
  export CYGWIN=server
  /usr/bin/cygserver-config -n
  /usr/sbin/cygserver -E &
  mkdir /var/pgsql/data
  initdb -D /var/pgsql/data -E LATIN1

Software versions used:
  cygwin 1.5.11-1
  PostgreSQL 7.4.5-1
  Windows 98 Second Edition 4.10.2222 A

The same setup runs on Windows 2000 without problems. According to the
cygserver docs, it should run on Win98, too.

Does anybody know what's going wrong here?

Thanks in advance,

Dr. Christian Rank
Rechenzentrum Universität Passau
Innstr. 33
D-94032 Passau
Tel.: 0851/509-1838
Fax:  0851/509-1802
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