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Re: BUG #4447: install failed to start; libintl3.dll was not found

From: Marc Schablewski <ms(at)clickware(dot)de>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Jen McCann <jen(dot)mccann(at)platespin(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #4447: install failed to start; libintl3.dll was not found
Date: 2008-11-24 10:13:17
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We had the same problem last week when installing PG 8.3.5/8.3.4 on two
machine running Win2k3 Server sr2 belonging to one of our customers.
After some hours of trial and error we found out that this error only
occurred when not installing to the system drive. If we chose the system
drive for installation everything worked fine. We couldn't reproduce the
error on our own machines though (real Win2k3 Server, and some VMs with
various versions of W2k3 installed).

Our customer's machines are used for development and software evaluation
so there might be some third party software involved or it's a broken
w2k3 installation. But we couldn't investigate any further.

We used the MSI-Package for installation. As a workaround we installed
postgres without running initdb and initialized the database manually.


Magnus Hagander wrote:
> Jen McCann wrote:
>> The following bug has been logged online:
>> Bug reference:      4447
>> Logged by:          Jen McCann
>> Email address:      jen(dot)mccann(at)platespin(dot)com
>> PostgreSQL version: 8.3.4
>> Operating system:   Win2k3 server sp1
>> Description:        install failed to start; libintl3.dll was not found
>> Details: 
>> I have attempted to install postgreSQL 8.3.4. on my win2k3 server sp1
>> (enterprise edition) machine, and it has failed with the following error:
>> initdb.exe - Unable to Locate Component
>> this application has failed to start because libintl3.dll was not found.
>> Re-installing the application max fix this problem.
>> Note: the libintl3.dll was indeed present on in the PostgreSQL 8.3\bin
>> folder.
>> I have been able to install version 8.2 without issue.
>> However, the same issue was observed when attempting to install v8.3.3
> Strange. You are using the MSI installer from our ftp site? Or are you
> using the binaries-no-installer?
> Also, please verify using "depends.exe" that all the DLL files that
> libintl3.dll requires are also present.
> //Magnus

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