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Re: [solved] postgresql, cygwin newbie, issues
- From: Michael Teter <michael_teter at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 09:04:33 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: [solved] postgresql, cygwin newbie, issues
Thanks much. It's now working.
For those who may be going through the same thing, here's a quick list of
1. Install Cygwin, making sure to include Postgresql package
2. Download the binary cygipc files from
3. Untar cygipc tarball from / directory.
4. $ ipc-daemon&
5. $ mkdir /whatever/path/pgsql
6. $ initdb -D /whatever/path/pgsql
7. $ pg_ctl -D /whatever/path/pgsql -o "-i" start
8. $ createdb testdb
--- Larry Hall <email@example.com> wrote:
> Michael Teter wrote:
> > Howdy.
> > I and to run PostgreSQL on Cygwin. I've found a few differing "guides" of
> > to do this, but I'm unable to get any to fit my situation.
> > I have CYGWIN_NT-5.1 with "all" packages downloaded and installed. I'm
> > running XP Pro SP1. Guides I've found for Postgres+Cygwin tell of running
> > ipc-daemon, then starting postgres.
> > I found ipc-daemon2 in the cygipc package (which had to be specifically
> > selected in cygwin setup, despite my having specified during install that
> > wanted everything.
> > THE PROBLEM: when I run ipc-daemon2, I get a windows error dialog that
> > Title: ipc-daemon2.exe - Entry Point Not Found
> > Body: The procedure entry point __getreent could not be located in the
> > link library cygwin1.dll.
> > Suggestions?
> > Incidentally, I find it odd that Postgres is included in Cygwin when it
> > be used, or not without seeking out external packages.
> > Thanks for any help or pointers to information.
> You're mixing stuff up. You've installed cygipc version 2, which is
> built for the test release of the upcoming Cygwin 1.5 DLL. But postgresql
> isn't built against this yet. You should run setup again, leave the
> 'Curr' button selected, and let it install whatever it thinks it needs
> to. That will give you consistent binaries for Cygwin 1.3.22. Then
> read <http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-05/msg01125.html>. This
> contains pointers to all the information you need to know to install and
> configure PostgreSQL.
> Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
> RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
> 838 Washington Street (508) 893-9889 - FAX
> Holliston, MA 01746
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