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The PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual - Volume 3 - Server Administration Guide
by The PostgreSQL Global Development Group
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1.8.2 Cygwin

PostgreSQL can be built using Cygwin, a Linux-like environment for Windows, but that method is inferior to the native Windows build (see section 2 Installation from Source Code on Windows) and is no longer recommended.

When building from source, proceed according to the normal installation procedure (i.e., ./configure; make; etc.), noting the following-Cygwin specific differences:

It is possible to install cygserver and the PostgreSQL server as Windows NT services. For information on how to do this, please refer to the ‘README’ document included with the PostgreSQL binary package on Cygwin. It is installed in the directory ‘/usr/share/doc/Cygwin’.

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