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"Bad system call" error FAQ alert? (Was Re: Fatal error when trying to initialise PostgreSQL in cygwin)

On Fri, 13 Jan 2006, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Jan 13 12:44, Adrian Maier wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > When I try to initialise the postgresql database cluster with initdb
> > it generates the following errors :
> >
> > $ initdb -D pgsql_data/
> > [snip]
> > /usr/bin/initdb: line 564:  3312 Bad system call         "$PGPATH"/postgres -boo
> Did you read /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/postgresql-8.0.4.README?

I wonder if this has become sufficiently frequent to merit addition to the
FAQ.  I've seen this question in various forms at least 4 times in the
past three months (with two of those relating to PostgreSQL)...

Also, can anyone think of a way to emit a more informative Cygwin-specific
error message (that mentions cygserver) whenever ENOSYS is returned?..
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