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Re: postgres help

Thanks for the help everyone (Jason, Igor and Jonathan)

#2 did solve the problem. I have also upgraded the cygwin version to 1.5 which was probably another problem.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to use postgres ;)

Some recommended doc improvements (to prevent questions from people like me... even though the doc already contains all the needed information)
- for the "net start postmaster" command for NT/XP, it might be nice mention that "net start" and the services applet can give false positives to the postmaster process starting successfully. in the applet, a manual refresh will reveal that it hasn't really been "started". From the command line "net stop postmaster" will give an error if it truly didn't start up...
- Mention the uname command in comment 14 as a way to check the cygwin version. I know that I *should* have remembered this...
- cross referencing bugs to individual commands would also be nice

Jason Tishler wrote:

On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 11:30:51AM -0400, Jason House wrote:

JHOUSE@MM112379-2K ~
$ cat /var/log/postmaster.log
IpcSemaphoreInitialize: semctl(id=2, 0, SETVAL, 0) failed: Invalid argument
LOG:  startup process (pid 2548) exited with exit code 1
LOG:  aborting startup due to startup process failure

The above indicates that postmaster did not start up.  I have seen
reports of the above error message before.  Unfortunately, I have not
received definitive confirmation of a solution.

Does the following from the README help?

    2. It is recommended to delete all cygipc temporary files
    (/tmp/cygipc* and /tmp/MultiFile*) before starting postmaster under
    a different user account.  Otherwise, postmaster will fail to start
    due to IPC errors.  Note cygipc 2.x automatically removes these
    files during normal shutdown so this issue has been essentially

What PostgreSQL and cygipc versions are you running?


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