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Re: Installing PostgreSQL on Windows using Cygwin


Sorry, but I feel the need to clarify some points for the archives...

On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:42:45PM -0500, Chris Schneider wrote:
> Cygwin performs the install for you, however it puts the executables
> in the /bin dir

To be more accurate, Cygwin PostgreSQL's prefix is /usr -- just
like all other official Cygwin packages.

> vs.  the default PostgreSQL install dir of /usr/local/pgsql.

Is there really a "default PostgreSQL install dir?"  IMO, the above is
just the default prefix used by PostgreSQL configure.  For example, I
have never found a PostgreSQL RPM that uses this prefix.

> --Install cygipc (V1.13), you can download the file from...
>   [snip]
> --Execute the command 'bunzip2 cygipc-1.13-2.tar.bz2'
> --Then copy the cygipc-1.13-2.tar to / and execute the command 'tar xvf cygipc-1.13-2.tar'

The above will only work if the user's current working directory is /.
I recommend the following instead:

    $ wget -nd -P /tmp
    $ tar -C / -xjf /tmp/cygipc-1.13-2.tar.bz2


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