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Learning PostgreSQL by Andrey Volkov, Achim Vannahme, Salahaldin Juba

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Installing PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL can be installed on almost all modern operating systems. It can be installed on all recent Linux distributions, Windows 2000 SP4 and later, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, AIX, and Solaris. Also, PostgreSQL can work on various CPU architectures including x86, x86_64, IA64, and others. One can check if a platform (operating system and CPU architecture combination) is supported by exploring the PostgreSQL Build farm (http://buildfarm.postgresql.org/).

One can compile and install PostgreSQL from the source code or download its binary and install it.

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In order to automate PostgreSQL installation and to reduce server administrative tasks, it is recommended to use PostgreSQL binaries, which come with the operating system ...

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