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Monday, February 22, 2010

PostgreSQL 8.3.x installation issues in vista(Cluster Initialisation Failed)

I have been trying to install postgresql-8.3.7-1 in y vista laptop. And I faced several issues during installations and I almost got frustrated.

The problem is that Vista has some safety features associated with setting permissions on the Program Files folder. Basically, even if you are an admin, you can’t change permissions on some folders like Program Files and Windows folder itself. This causes initdb to be unable to create some folders and the database cluster. What this means for you is that you need to install PostgreSQL in another folder that is not inside Program Files.

The solution and how to fix this issue can be found in this URL

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Open Source Point of Sale

In the process of finding a good open source POS, I found posterita.
For Indian markets I was looking for a POS with bar code, cash, credit card, CSV import, Multiple price lists, discounts. Posterita has all the above mentioned with with cool ajax searches. They have a Saas Version too.
However the documentation was poor, it is a good POS system(Open Source).