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Re: Bug: Windows installer modifies ACLs on the whole volume

From: Sandeep Thakkar <sandeep(dot)thakkar(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Craig Ringer <craig(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: "emergency(dot)shower(at)gmail(dot)com" <emergency(dot)shower(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Bug: Windows installer modifies ACLs on the whole volume
Date: 2013-01-14 12:02:49
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Alex, how much of your D:\ is occupied or what is the total size of the
files and folders in D:\ ?

Can you just try the following command manually to see if it returns quick?

icacls  D:\ /grant "UserName":RX

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 9:28 AM, Craig Ringer <craig(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:

> On 01/09/2013 05:10 PM, emergency(dot)shower(at)gmail(dot)com wrote:
> > One click installer postgresql-9.2.2-1-windows-x64.exe from
> >
> >
> > Start the installer from "D:\downloads", choose "C:\Program
> > Files\PostgreSQL\9.2" as binary directory, and
> > "D:\db\postgresql\9.2\data" as the data directory.
> >
> > The installer runs for > 1 hour (actually it had not finished yet).
> > While doing so, it starts ICACLS child processes that modify ACLs of
> > every directory (and file?) on the D:\ volume:
> >
> > icacls  D:\ /grant "UserName":(NP)(RX)
> > ...
> > icacls  D:\ /grant "NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService":(NP)(RX)
> > ...
> I see periodic reports of this issue, but I don't think it's ever been
> conclusively solved. I seem to recall discussion suggesting the cause
> had been found a while ago, but you're on the latest release so this
> isn't just an old in-installer-version issue.
> It'd be helpful to have a full list of installed software, service
> packs, etc, along with the exact Windows version.
> I've CC'd Sandeep at EnterpriseDB, who IIRC is looking after the
> installer at the moment.
> --
>  Craig Ringer         
>  PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training & Services

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