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Re: Cannot install pgAgent on Windows

From: Sachin Srivastava <sachin(dot)srivastava(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: JORGE MALDONADO <jorgemal1960(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Cannot install pgAgent on Windows
Date: 2011-03-10 05:31:32
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On Mar 9, 2011, at 10:45 PM, JORGE MALDONADO wrote:

> I have PostgreSQL 9.0.1 correctly installed and working for a while. Now, I am facing the need of getting some tasks running automatically and I thought about using pgAgent, so, I downloaded version 3.0.0 from and performed the following steps:
> 1. I unzipped the downloaded file. The unzip process created a folder named pgAgent-3.0.0-win32 and I copied such a folder to c:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.0\pgAdmin III. Now I have c:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.0\pgAdmin III\pgAgent-3.0.0-win32 folder.
> 2. I ran pgAdmin III, opened the pgagent.sql script and executed it without trouble.
> 3. I opened the pgagent_upgrade.sql script and executed it, which displayed the following message: "column «jstconnstr» already exists in relation «pga_jobstep»". (I am translating from Spanish to English). Nevertheless, I decided to continue.
> 4. I opened a command prompt window and typed the following (as instructed in pgAdmin III help for pgAgent installation):
> INSTALL pgagent -u postgres -p password hostaddr= dbname=postgres user postgres
> After hitting the enter key I got a message saying that "INSTALL is not recognized as an internal or external command, program or batch file".
> 5. So, I made a change and typed:
> pgagent INSTALL -u postgres -p password hostaddr= dbname=postgres user postgres
> This time I got a message saying that "Error when starting the application because LIBPQ.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may solve the problem".
Add the path to the LIBPQ.DLL to your %PATH% environment variable and try the above step again.
Also if you have stackbuilder you can use that to configure pgAgent for your PG installation.

> As you can see, I am not able to correctly install pgAgent for some reason. Actually, this installation is being performed in a 32-bit Windows XP operating system for testing purposes. Finally, it will be running in our 32-bit Windows Server 2008. I use accounts with administrator privileges in both machines.
> I will very much appreciate any help to solve my issue.
> The error messages I am getting are in Spanish language and I am translating them to English.
> Respectfully,
> Jorge Maldonado

Sachin Srivastava
EnterpriseDB, the Enterprise PostgreSQL company.

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