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Re: pgsql 8.x libpq.dll Installation problems

From: "Matthew T(dot) O'Connor" <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net>
To: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
Cc: rabt(at)dim(dot)uchile(dot)cl, pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgsql 8.x libpq.dll Installation problems
Date: 2005-04-07 21:52:50
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John DeSoi wrote:

> On Apr 7, 2005, at 2:46 PM, rabt(at)dim(dot)uchile(dot)cl wrote:
>> I've been testing windows native port of postgresql 8.0.1 at home and 
>> now I want
>> to try it at work. The problem is that my admins are a little 
>> concerned about
>> users privileges, so they left us with read-only privs on System32 
>> folder,
>> which means that pginstaller can't copy libpq.dll file to it's default
>> location, and of course installation can't proceed. I've tried 
>> msiexec docs
>> with no luck and I've also tried setting SYSTEMROOT variable to a 
>> different
>> location with no results.
>> Is there anything I can do or should I go back to cygwin port of pgsql?
> One option is to build from source using MinGW. Any of the utilities 
> like psql.exe will run fine as long as you have the dll files in the 
> same directory.

I know I would love to see a precompiled windows version of postgresql 
that didn't require the installer.  Something like a zip file that 
contains everything under the "configure --prefix" directory.  That way 
it would be very easy for me to keep different versions on my machine 
for testing purposes.  It also allows a non-privlidged user to install 
postgresql on Windows (with-out having to compile by hand) which is 
something the project has always strived for.

Any reason this can't happen? 


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