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How to Install PostgreSQL Server With Yum on Linux

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How to Install PostgreSQL Server With Yum on Linux

This brief tutorial will get your PostgreSQL Server up and running on Linux distros by using Yum.

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If you have a Red Hat/CentOS/OracleLinux distro of Linux, then Yum should be available as your package manager. Here are the notes I have to get PostgreSQL server up running.

bash> yum info postgresql-server
bash> # Verify that's the version you want to install

bash> # Ready to install
bash> sudo su -
bash> yum -y install postgresql-server
bash> service postgresql initdb

bash> # Startup the server manually
bash> service postgresql start

bash> # Make server startup at system reboot
bash> chkconfig postgresql on

bash> # Verify postgres DB is working
bash> su - postgres -c psql
postgres=# \du
postgres=# \q

bash> # We are done, exit root user shell
bash> exit


If you can't find the service or chkconfig commands, then check to ensure you have /sbin in your $PATH.

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