I have downloaded and installed PostgreSQL 9.3 (64 bit) on a developer machine running Windows 8.1 (64 bit). This developer machine requires use of a proxy server for accessing hosts external to the LAN.
The StackBuilder 3.1.1 Wizard / Installer pulls the proxy settings from IE, and they appear to be correct, but when clicking the "Next" button, I receive a "Stack Builder Error" dialog indicating:
Failed to open the application list: http://www.postgresql.org/applications-v2.xml Error: The URL specified could not be opened.
I have been able to successfully download the application list using IE and Chrome with the same proxy settings the installer initially pulled from IE.
Other things I have tried:
- Pre-pending the proxy server hostname with the protocol 'http://'
- Used the proxy server's IP address instead of the hostname
- Removed the proxy settings entirely
In the first two cases, the installer responds almost immediately with the error message above. In the last, there is about a 5 second delay before it responds with the error message above.
A similar problem seems to be documented as a bug on the PostgreSQL bug tracker but there has been no response to the initial report.
Is anybody familiar with this problem, and if so, what work arounds have been found to be effective in using the Stack Builder installer?