[postgis-users] Given up

Darrel Maddy darrel.maddy at newcastle.ac.uk
Sun Dec 10 11:29:32 PST 2017

Dear all,

This is probably not the best time for me to be writing this but I think it is sometimes useful to report negative outcomes.

I have a new laptop running windows 10. I have not installed postgresql or postgis for some time so I decided to use the binaries. Using the BIGSQL download proved to be a nightmare. Postgresql 10 installs without issue but with no stackbuilder option (it does not appear anywhere in the menus nor in the directories)  I attempted to try and install the postgis binaries. Needless to say that failed with repeated errors for files it could not find. I have spent a few hours trying to convince this that the files are there but now I have given up. To add insult to injury the postgis uninstall did not work and the postgresql uninstall failed to remove most of its components. God knows what mess it has made of any registry entries (assuming it does that). I tried 9.6 but stackbuilder did not appear there either so I have lost whatever patience I may have started out with. I realise the install instructions do not refer to the latest versions but I reluctantly admit failure. May be I just cannot follow instructions?

Perhaps as I get older I forget previous experience but I do not remember it being such a mess previously.  Maybe I will try again in a month or two - is the situation likely to improve?

Sorry but I needed to get this off my chest and the criticism is NOT aimed at anyone in particular.


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