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Installing PostgreSQL 8.3.3. on Vista

From: "Brandon Dybala" <bjd1(at)martincomp(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Installing PostgreSQL 8.3.3. on Vista
Date: 2008-08-28 14:42:54
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I tried installing PostgreSQL 8.3.3 on Vista Business, and initdb failed
to start during the installer.  I'd really like to make this install as
automatic as possible since I'm installing PostgreSQL as part of my
application installer process.  It would be best if the user does not
have to deal with any sort of configuration for Postgres.  I also tried
running the main MSI file with the graphical interface, and ran into the
same problem.  Here is the message I received first:
Failed to run initdb: 1!
I checked the initdb.log file it generated, and all it said was
"The application has failed to start because its side-by-side
configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for
more detail."
So I checked the event log, and it had the following:
Log Name:      Application
Source:        SideBySide
Date:          8/28/2008 7:23:49 AM
Event ID:      33
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      VISTATEST
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program
Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\bin\initdb.exe". Dependent Assembly
1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.762" could not be found. Please
use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="SideBySide" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49409">33</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-08-28T14:23:49.000Z" />
    <Security />
    <Data>C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\bin\initdb.exe</Data>
I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do with sxstrace.exe,
though.  The usage example showed parsing a *.etl file, but I can't find
any of these on my system.
Any help would be appreciated.


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