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Re: [Fwd: PostgreSQL 8.0.0-beta4 Windows 2000

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Reini Urban" <rurban(at)x-ray(dot)at>,"PostgreSQL Win32 port list" <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: PostgreSQL 8.0.0-beta4 Windows 2000
Date: 2004-11-08 12:54:31
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> > Magnus is working on something that will print a better failure 
> > message when the virus protection blocks PostgreSQL.
> Ah, good.

Actually, that's not what I'm doing ATM. I'm trying to solve the actual
problem, to make sure things work instead.
(It's not going that well, though... I've implemented the fix I thought
would fix the problem, but it only fixes some aspects of it. Still
And it's not AV blocking - it's firewall or internet scanners. I have
nothing that checks for *file scanners* that are active.

> Note that cygwin setup.exe blocks McAfee Shield "AvSynMgr" 
> also to be able to download our packages after an UI dialog.

That's an interesting approach. Does it block *only* McAfee? Or do you
have a list of other things as well? Something like this might certainly
be worth putting in the MSI installer, if we cannot workaronud the
actual problem.
(And I'd say blocking in the way of kicking up a popup-message that says
"hey, remove/disable this stuff before you try to install". Not actually
turning off a different program, that is just *evil*)

I've also been toying with the idea of droppnig an EICAR test virus in
the DATA directory before install to see if there is an active online AV
scanner there. But that might not be a good thing in a managed AV
environment - would set off all sorts of alarms...



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