PostgreSQL 9.5.4-1 install fail

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Igor Riđanović

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PostgreSQL 9.5.4-1 install fail

PostWed Apr 11, 2018 12:30 am

The PostgreSQL 9.5.4-1 bundled with Resolve 14.3 and 15 Beta 1 Windows versions fails to install when the security policy for passwords is strict.

We have a domain wide security policy mandated by the studios where passwords are required to have certain length and structure. The installer supplies "DaVinci" as the password argument for the newly created "postgres" user to the postgresql-9.5.4-1-windows_x64.exe installer :

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--servicepassword DaVinci

But "DaVinci" does not meet the minimal requirements and Windows 10 aborts creation of the "postgres" user. You can refer to the excerpt from the ResolveInstallLog.txt below.

We can not alter the domain password policy. The workaround is to temporarily disconnect from the domain, install Resolve, and join the domain again.

However, it would be easier if the default password were more complex, or if there was a way for end users to edit the installation script that contains the password string.

2018-04-10 11:40:42 -- Executable: C:\Users\editor\AppData\Local\Temp\{DD43BA6D-EC6C-4F90-8348-D57FE5ED9267}\postgresql-9.5.4-1-windows_x64.exe
2018-04-10 11:40:42 -- Additional command-line parameters: --mode unattended --unattendedmodeui minimal --servicepassword DaVinci --superpassword DaVinci --superaccount postgres --serviceaccount postgres --debuglevel 4 --locale "English, United States"
2018-04-10 11:40:42 Executing: C:\Users\editor\AppData\Local\Temp\{DD43BA6D-EC6C-4F90-8348-D57FE5ED9267}\postgresql-9.5.4-1-windows_x64.exe --mode unattended --unattendedmodeui minimal --servicepassword DaVinci --superpassword DaVinci --superaccount postgres --serviceaccount postgres --debuglevel 4 --locale "English, United States"
2018-04-10 11:41:08 --- Component 'postgresql-9.5.4-1-windows_x64.exe (PostgreSQL 9.5.4-1): DIALOG CLOSED
2018-04-10 11:41:08 Component 'postgresql-9.5.4-1-windows_x64.exe' return code 1 (0x1).
2018-04-10 11:41:08 *** Component 'postgresql-9.5.4-1-windows_x64.exe' (PostgreSQL 9.5.4-1): ERROR - Error executing 'postgresql-9.5.4-1-windows_x64.exe' (PostgreSQL 9.5.4-1): 1 (0x1)
2018-04-10 11:41:08 --- Component 'postgresql-9.5.4-1-windows_x64.exe (PostgreSQL 9.5.4-1)' FAILED: Error executing 'postgresql-9.5.4-1-windows_x64.exe' (PostgreSQL 9.5.4-1): 1 (0x1)
2018-04-10 11:42:15 --- Component 'postgresql-9.5.4-1-windows_x64.exe (PostgreSQL 9.5.4-1): FAILED, ABORTING
2018-04-10 11:42:15 *** Failed to install one or more components, reloading components (reload_on_error).


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Re: PostgreSQL 9.5.4-1 install fail

PostMon Jun 18, 2018 5:24 pm

Did you get this fixed for your install? I'm having the same problem and looking for the next step.


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Re: PostgreSQL 9.5.4-1 install fail

PostSat Jul 07, 2018 3:27 am

I think this is a bug somewhere in the install process, either BMD or Windows. I have the same issue, and I got around it by installing PostgreSQL independently of Resolve, with the same user ID and password. No issues at all with the install even in a domain with complexity requirements on the password. but a bit of work in the Project Manager in Resolve to switch over from local database to the PostgreSQL db. Early days, but I have installed v10 of PostgreSQL and can't see any issues with that.

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Re: PostgreSQL 9.5.4-1 install fail

PostThu Jul 12, 2018 6:11 am

Darryl, interesting that you have v10 working. Please note its not currently tested or formally supported as yet so id be keen to hear of issues when you have them.
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