wiki:UsersWikiWinCompileInitdb

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===Initialize PostgreSQL cluster and run as server for compiled version ===

This is still a work in progress Back to windows compile

  1. Create a windows local user called postgres
  2. /c/postgres/bin/initdb -U postgres -W -D /c/postgres/data -A trust
  3. you may want to change the port in the C:/postgres/data/posgresql.conf file (in our case running under 5434 not to conflict with our regular postgres install)
  4. Install as service: (From Dos not MingW)

"c:\postgres\bin\pg_ctl" register -N "pgsql-8.3 test" -D "C:\postgres\data" -U postgres -P "somepassword"

  1. go into services panel under windows and start
  1. Before you do a make check for PostGIS

-- make sure to do an export of PGPORT and other variable to point to the one you are testing (this you do in Msys) http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.3/interactive/libpq-envars.html

These are only good for current session

export PATH="/c/postgres/bin:$PATH"

export PGPORT=5434

export PGUSER=postgres

to see path settings or any other variables at msys prompt

echo ${PATH}