[postgis-users] Stack Builder freezing on Windows
mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Thu Feb 26 23:38:29 PST 2009
Jim Graham wrote:
> The Stack Builder within the PostgreSQL installer locked up with a
> screen that indicated it was checking for an existing installation of
> PostGIS. This was recreated on 3 machines using Windows Server 2003 and
> Windows XP. Running the PostGIS installer separately it went further
> and then locked up on the "Creating template database..." dialog (see
> below). All lockups lasted more than an hour without any idication of
> progress. The installer completed without locking up on a Macintosh.
> This was very recent with the latest builds - any ideas?
The two points at which you mention the installer freezes are when it
launches a psql (command line client) process in order to connect to
your existing PostgreSQL cluster.
If you look in your %TEMP% directory, you should find a a further
directory called postgis_installer which contains the batch files used.
I would try and copy the content of these files and run them manually to
see what is happening from a command prompt, e.g. :
C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\bin\psql.exe -d template_postgis -U
postgres -h localhost -c "SELECT version();"
If there is an issue here, it should be fairly easy to spot. Have you
altered the configuration of pg_hba.conf/postgresql.conf from the
installed default? And could you have a firewall/virus checker installed
blocking connections to localhost?
Mark Cave-Ayland - Senior Technical Architect
PostgreSQL - PostGIS
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