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Re: Workaround for bug #4608?

From: "Obe, Regina" <robe(dot)dnd(at)cityofboston(dot)gov>
To: "Bruce Momjian" <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>,"Robert Campbell" <rrc7cz(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Workaround for bug #4608?
Date: 2009-04-22 16:07:32
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I doubt a normal install would work but perhaps might be worth trying.
As I recall the situation at least in my case
I would explicitly add full permission with a bunch of accounts to the
folder and then when I reran the PostgreSQL install, the installer
insisted on removing most of those permissions including the postgres

So its almost like sometimes the installer shoots itself in the foot by
removing its own access to the folder so that it can't even install. But
why this happens only sometimes I have no clue.

Like I said on all the servers here I tested all exhibit the same odd
behavior, but my windows xp box which is also on the same windows 2003
domain network but uses a local postgres account doesn't run into this

I've installed on lots of standalone windows servers even windows 2008
without any issue.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Momjian [mailto:bruce(at)momjian(dot)us] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:05 AM
To: Robert Campbell
Cc: Obe, Regina; pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [NOVICE] Workaround for bug #4608?

Robert Campbell wrote:
> I found the problem: it's a permissions issue.
> The autogenerated data folder has the following permissions:
> Administrators (MY_COMPUTER_NAME\Administrators)
> postgres (MY_COMPUTER_NAME\postgres)
> Once I added my Novell user MY_COMPUTER_NAME\my_novell_username with
> Full Control I was able to run initdb on it okay.

My guess is that a normal install would work fine now too.

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

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