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PostgreSQL for Data Architects by Jayadevan Maymala

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Chapter 1. Installing PostgreSQL

This chapter gives you an overview of the process to install PostgreSQL from the source. The system used for installation and providing examples in the following sections is a 64-bit CentOS (6.4) machine. Other Unix/Linux systems typically have similar commands. For those using Windows systems, there is a set of utilities available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/unxutils/, which makes it possible to execute most of the Unix commands (find, grep, cut, and so on) in the Windows environment. The steps to be followed to install PostgreSQL on Windows are very different compared to those for Unix/Linux systems and are not covered in this chapter.

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There are many possible ways to install PostgreSQL ...

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