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Re: [ADMIN] Cannot install postgreSQL

From: Roman Kurmanowytsch <romank(at)infosys(dot)tuwien(dot)ac(dot)at>
To: "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)wallace(dot)ece(dot)rice(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] Cannot install postgreSQL
Date: 2000-03-08 10:22:21
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Thanks for your reply.

>Postgres is different than postmaster. Although they're the same
>executable, you get different behavior based on the name it's invoked
>as. As postmaster, it's the daemon that serves incoming connections. As
>postgres, it starts up a 'backend' proceess that access the db files. So,
>yes, by running postgres.exe you _were_ trying to access the database


After a long struggle with Cygwin I finally managed to start the postmaster
(I had to create a new symbolic link because the installed one doesn't work
- even with System-attribute set).

Thanks again for your help,


Roman Kurmanowytsch
Vienna, Austria
e-mail:   romank(at)infosys(dot)tuwien(dot)ac(dot)at
icq:      55302169
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