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Re: postgres help

Umm, Jason (Tishler), you might want to change the service management
section in the docs to use "cygrunsrv -S", "cygrunsrv -E" and "cygrunsrv
-Q" (for query).  These work just as well as "net start" and "net stop",
and cygrunsrv has an additional benefit of being pty-aware, so it should
always produce output in a remote session.  BTW, I don't know of a "net"
equivalent to "cygrunsrv -Q" for querying the status of a service.

On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Jason House wrote:

> 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:
> > Jason,
> >
> > 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
> >     obviated.
> >
> > What PostgreSQL and cygipc versions are you running?
> >
> > Jason

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