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RE: bug in setup.exe for postgresql-7.3.4-1

The cygwin setup installed postgres.exe with 700 bits, not 755 mode bits.
The tarball has 755 bits set.  An extract from the tarball, with -xvf or
xpvf extracts in mode 755.

Myself (and Jason) are thinking there's an issue with the cygwin setup.
Maybe I'm being naive, but all this seems is an issue with chmod and/or copy
not being done properly on the postgres.exe file during installation.  I
don't see where ACL's or ntsec enters into it.

-- Seth

-----Original Message-----
From: Max Bowsher []
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 2:26 PM
To: Seth Rubin;
Subject: Re: bug in setup.exe for postgresql-7.3.4-1

Seth Rubin wrote:
> Jason suggested I forward this
> -- Seth Rubin
>    ThoughtProcess Techology LLC
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Jason Tishler
> Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 10:46 AM
> To: Seth Rubin
> Cc: Pgsql-Cygwin
> Subject: Re: [CYGWIN] Updated Cygwin Package: postgresql-7.3.4-1
> Seth,
> On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 11:38:25PM -0400, Seth Rubin wrote:
>> postgresql-7.3.4-1 did not work immediately after I upgraded on my XP
>> Home system, but it's OK now.  It was fairly simple -- Here's
>> basically what happened:
>> 1) upgraded my cygwin, including postgresql, from
>> 2) did 'net start postmaster'    (I have postgres set up as NT service)
>>    It failed.  Found this in /var/log/postmaster.log:
>>      LOG:  FindExec: invalid binary "/usr/bin/postgres"
>>      FATAL:  /usr/bin/postmaster: could not locate executable, bailing
>> out...
>> 3) Looked at postgres.exe.
>>     $ ls -l /usr/bin/postgre*
>>     -rwxr-x---+   1 Owner    Users     1985024 Aug  1 16:02
>> /usr/bin/postgres.exe
> The permissions of postgres.exe is correct in the tarball:
>     $ tar -tvjf postgresql-7.3.4-1.tar.bz2 usr/bin/postgres.exe
>     -rwxr-xr-x jt/Domain Users 1985024 2003-08-01 16:02:43
> usr/bin/postgres.exe
> AFAICT, the above problem is due to a bug in Cygwin's setup.exe.  Please
> report the problem to the Cygwin list.

Not a bug, so much as the inevitability of being unable to fully represent
all ACLs in POSIX mode bits.

Ultimately, it comes down to a simple choice: Turn off ntsec, or plan your
ACLs carefully.


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