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Windows XP SP1, PostgreSQL 7.2.4, Cygwin 1.3.22, CygIPC 1.14-1

From: Patrick Bakker <patrick(at)vanbelle(dot)com>
To: pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Windows XP SP1, PostgreSQL 7.2.4, Cygwin 1.3.22, CygIPC 1.14-1
Date: 2003-09-02 22:05:10
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Lists: pgsql-cygwin
If google and mailing lists around the world are correct I'm not alone in
finding Cygwin/PostgreSQL to be an extremely frustrating experience.
Hopefully somebody here can help.

So after much poking around I eventually determined that the latest Cygwin
setup installs experimental Cygwin DLLs and an experimental ipc-daemon2
which PostgreSQL 7.2.4 apparently does not recognize. So I cleared out
everything and reinstalled Cygwin choosing the stable version and installed
CygIPC 1.14 by hand.

Then to test the IPC portion of things I did:

cygrunsrv --install ipc-daemon --desc "Cygwin IPC Daemon" --path
/usr/local/bin/ipc-daemon --termsig INT --shutdown

chmod 777 /tmp
rm -rf /tmp/Multi*

net start ipc-daemon

All goes well.

"ipctest s 20" returns
1 semaphore created

Then to clear out anything I might have changed running the test I did.

net stop ipc-daemon
rm -rf /tmp/Multi*
net start ipc-daemon

Now when I run initdb -D /usr/share/postgresql/data I get the following

IpcSemaphoreCreate: semget(key=1, num=17, 03600) failed: function not

So at this point, based on a cryptic hint I read somewhere, I downloaded the
latest cygwin snapshot (Sept 1) and manually updated /usr/bin/cygwin1.dll to
this version and reran the above.

Same problem.

The only problem I have that is out of place according to the 15 different
instruction lists on the web is that I am doing this all under my Patrick
username. I successfully created a postgres local user on my XP machine and
added it /etc/passwd and gave it permission to log on as a service but I
cannot log into the account under Cygwin. My Patrick account is under a
VANBELLE domain and I wonder if this has something to do with it (ie.
looking for postgres in VANBELLE domain by default?). This only matters
though if it is critical to run PostgreSQL as the postgres user which I
can't understand why it would be. Additionally the 7.2.4 README for Cygwin
says psql can run under any account. Therefore I assumed that initdb can

Anybody have any thoughts?



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