[postgis-users] Problem when installing on Windows XP SP2

Mark Cave-Ayland m.cave-ayland at webbased.co.uk
Mon Mar 27 03:14:14 PST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net [mailto:postgis-users-
> bounces at postgis.refractions.net] On Behalf Of Lauro Bolado
> Sent: 27 March 2006 01:29
> To: postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net
> Subject: [postgis-users] Problem when installing on Windows XP SP2
> Hello Mark.


Hi Lauro,

> One thing i noticed was that i tried to include the postgres user as an
> Administrator, but remove this option cause as this role, the database
> couldn't even get started. So i took it out and include him only as part
> of the Users role with full access to the entire drive.

Yes, PostgreSQL 8.1 won't start as an administrative user. This is so in
case your server gets hacked then a remote user can't access your entire

The only other thing that could stop liblwgeom.dll from loading is that it
can't find a dependent DLL. Can you confirm that your PostgreSQL bin/
directory contains the following DLLs (and they are readable by the
PostgreSQL user):

Another related reason for a failure could be that you may already have some
of the above DLLs, perhaps older versions, in your WINDOWS or WINDOWS/SYSTEM
directory from another GIS package and liblwgeom.dll is failing with a
version mismatch. Try searching for them on your computer to see if they
already exist somewhere else.

Kind regards,


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