[Bug 15894] postgresql fails to install

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Tue Mar 9 20:04:19 CST 2010


Colin Close <itchka at compuserve.com> changed:

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--- Comment #15 from Colin Close <itchka at compuserve.com>  2010-03-09 20:04:17 ---
I have looked into this problem in some detail and have determined that even
with these patches the postmaster service is not starting. The reason for this
is twofold. Firstly when the installer runs it executes a program called
initdb.exe this is a standard utility in postgresql. This program creates the
directory and files for the basic administrative db. 
Alas on completion this program attempts to start the postmaster service. If
this fails then the previously created configuration files are deleted.
The postmaster service will always fail as it must be started as an
unprivileged user. The installer tries to create this user but fails because
wine does not know how to create a password. It is forbidden to start the
service by the db owner.

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