Chapter 14. Installation Instructions

Table of Contents
14.1. Short Version
14.2. Requirements
14.3. Getting The Source
14.4. If You Are Upgrading
14.5. Installation Procedure
14.6. Post-Installation Setup
14.6.1. Shared Libraries
14.6.2. Environment Variables
14.7. Supported Platforms

This chapter describes the installation of PostgreSQL from the source code distribution.

14.1. Short Version

gmake install
adduser postgres
mkdir /usr/local/pgsql/data
chown postgres /usr/local/pgsql/data
su - postgres
/usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb -D /usr/local/pgsql/data
/usr/local/pgsql/bin/postmaster -D /usr/local/pgsql/data >logfile 2>&1 &
/usr/local/pgsql/bin/createdb test
/usr/local/pgsql/bin/psql test

The long version is the rest of this chapter.