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1.7. Supported Platforms

PostgreSQL has been verified by the developer community to work on the platforms listed below. A supported platform generally means that PostgreSQL builds and installs according to these instructions and that the regression tests pass.

Note: If you are having problems with the installation on a supported platform, please write to or , not to the people listed here.

OS Processor Version Reported Remarks
AIX RS6000 7.2 2001-12-19, Andreas Zeugswetter (), Tatsuo Ishii () see also doc/FAQ_AIX
BeOS x86 7.2 2001-11-29, Cyril Velter () 5.0.4
BSD/OS x86 7.2 2001-11-27, Bruce Momjian () 4.2
FreeBSD Alpha 7.2 2001-12-18, Chris Kings-Lynne ()  
FreeBSD x86 7.2 2001-11-14, Chris Kings-Lynne ()  
HP-UX PA-RISC 7.2 2001-11-29, Joseph Conway (), Tom Lane () 11.00 and 10.20; see also doc/FAQ_HPUX
IRIX MIPS 7.2 2001-11-28, Luis Amigo () 6.5.13, MIPSPro 7.30
Linux Alpha 7.2 2001-11-16, Tom Lane () 2.2.18; tested at SourceForge
Linux armv4l 7.2 2001-12-10, Mark Knox () 2.2.x
Linux MIPS 7.2 2001-11-15, Hisao Shibuya () 2.0.x; Cobalt Qube2
Linux PlayStation 2 7.2 2001-12-12, Permaine Cheung ) #undef HAS_TEST_AND_SET, slock_t
Linux PPC74xx 7.2 2001-11-16, Tom Lane () 2.2.18; Apple G3
Linux S/390 7.2 2001-12-12, Permaine Cheung )  
Linux Sparc 7.2 2001-11-28, Doug McNaught () 2.2.19
Linux x86 7.2 2001-11-15, Thomas Lockhart () 2.0.x, 2.2.x, 2.4.x
MacOS X PPC 7.2 2001-11-28, Gavin Sherry () 10.1.x
NetBSD Alpha 7.2 2001-11-20, Thomas Thai () 1.5W
NetBSD arm32 7.1 2001-03-21, Patrick Welche () 1.5E
NetBSD m68k 7.0 2000-04-10, Henry B. Hotz () Mac 8xx
NetBSD PPC 7.2 2001-11-28, Bill Studenmund () 1.5
NetBSD Sparc 7.2 2001-12-03, Matthew Green () 32- and 64-bit builds
NetBSD VAX 7.1 2001-03-30, Tom I. Helbekkmo () 1.5
NetBSD x86 7.2 2001-11-28, Bill Studenmund () 1.5
OpenBSD Sparc 7.2 2001-11-27, Brandon Palmer () 3.0
OpenBSD x86 7.2 2001-11-26, Brandon Palmer () 3.0
Open UNIX x86 7.2 2001-11-28, OU-8 Larry Rosenman (), UW-7 Olivier Prenant () see also doc/FAQ_SCO
QNX 4 RTOS x86 7.2 2001-12-10, Bernd Tegge () 4.25; see also doc/FAQ_QNX4
Solaris Sparc 7.2 2001-11-12, Andrew Sullivan () 2.6-8; see also doc/FAQ_Solaris
Solaris x86 7.2 2001-11-28, Martin Renters () 2.8; see also doc/FAQ_Solaris
SunOS 4 Sparc 7.2 2001-12-04, Tatsuo Ishii ()  
Tru64 UNIX Alpha 7.2 2001-11-26, Alessio Bragadini (), Bernd Tegge () 5.0; 4.0g with cc and gcc
Windows x86 7.2 2001-12-13, Dave Page (), Jason Tishler () with Cygwin; see doc/FAQ_MSWIN
Windows x86 7.2 2001-12-10, Dave Page () native is client-side only; see Chapter 2

Unsupported Platforms: The following platforms are either known not to work, or they used to work in a previous release and we did not receive explicit confirmation of a successful test with version 7.2 at the time this list was compiled. We include these here to let you know that these platforms could be supported if given some attention.

OS Processor Version Reported Remarks
DG/UX 5.4R4.11 m88k 6.3 1998-03-01, Brian E Gallew () no recent reports
MkLinux DR1 PPC750 7.0 2001-04-03, Tatsuo Ishii () 7.1 needs OS update?
NeXTSTEP x86 6.x 1998-03-01, David Wetzel () bit rot suspected
QNX RTOS v6 x86 7.2 2001-11-20, Igor Kovalenko () patches available in archives, but too late for 7.2
SCO OpenServer 5 x86 6.5 1999-05-25, Andrew Merrill () 7.2.8 should work, but no reports; see also doc/FAQ_SCO
System V R4 m88k 6.2.1 1998-03-01, Doug Winterburn () needs new TAS spinlock code
System V R4 MIPS 6.4 1998-10-28, Frank Ridderbusch () no recent reports
Ultrix MIPS 7.1 2001-03-26 TAS spinlock code not detected
Ultrix VAX 6.x 1998-03-01  
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