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PostgreSQL Administration Cookbook, 9.5/9.6 Edition by Gabriele Bartolini, Gianni Ciolli, Simon Riggs

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How to do it...

There are several ways to make additional modules available for your database server, as follows:

  • Using a software installer
  • Installing from PGXN
  • Installing from a manually downloaded package
  • Installing from source code

Often, a particular module will be available in more than one way, and users are free to choose their favorite, exactly like PostgreSQL itself, which can be downloaded and installed through many different procedures.

Installing modules using a software installer

Certain modules are available exactly like any other software packages that you may want to install in your server. All main Linux distributions provide packages for the most popular modules, such as PostGIS, SkyTools, procedural languages other than ...

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