Version 37 (modified by pracine, 12 years ago) (diff)


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".
  1. Initialize the DB cluster from the Msys shell:

/c/postgres/bin/initdb -U postgres -D /c/postgres/data -A trust

  1. You may want to change the port in the C:/postgres/data/posgresql.conf file (in our case running under 8433 not to conflict with our regular postgres install)
  1. Start PostgreSQL following one of those two options:

Option A) As a Windows service:

1) Install the service: (from a DOS shell not MinGW) (Note that in this case postgres is a windows account so use the password you specified for the windows account.)

"c:\postgres\bin\pg_ctl" register -N "pgsql-8.4 test" -D "C:\postgres\data" -U postgres -P "somepassword"

2) Start the "pgsql-8.4 test" Services from "Configuration Panels->Administration Tools->Services"

If the service does not start, check the Windows Event Viewer for meaningfull error message

3) You can uninstall the service with:

"c:\postgres\bin\pg_ctl" unregister -N "pgsql-8.3 test"

This requires a restart. A faster way is to stop the service and then from dos:

sc delete "pgsql-8.3 test"

Option B) Directly from the DOS shell:

1) In the same shell where you Initialized the DB cluster, do:

"c:\postgres\bin\pg_ctl" -o "-p 5433" start -D C:\postgres\data

2) You can stop the server with:

"c:\postgres\bin\pg_ctl" stop -D C:\postgres\data

  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 (you do this in Msys)

These are only good for the current session

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

export PGPORT=8433

export PGUSER=postgres

to see path settings or any other variables at msys prompt

echo ${PATH}