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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 7.3 2002-11-12, Andreas Zeugswetter () see also doc/FAQ_AIX
BSD/OS x86 7.3 2002-10-25, Bruce Momjian () 4.2
FreeBSD Alpha 7.3 2002-11-13, Chris Kings-Lynne ()  
FreeBSD x86 7.3 2002-10-29, 3.3, Nigel J. Andrews (), 4.7, Larry Rosenman (), 5.0, Sean Chittenden ()  
HP-UX PA-RISC 7.3 2002-10-28, 10.20 Tom Lane (), 11.00, 11.11, 32 & 64 bit, Giles Lean () gcc and cc; see also doc/FAQ_HPUX
IRIX MIPS 7.3 2002-10-27, Ian Barwick () Irix64 Komma 6.5
Linux Alpha 7.3 2002-10-28, Magnus Naeslund () 2.4.19-pre6
Linux PlayStation 2 7.3 2002-11-19, Permaine Cheung ) #undef HAS_TEST_AND_SET, remove slock_t typedef
Linux PPC74xx 7.3 2002-10-26, Tom Lane () bye 2.2.18; Apple G3
Linux S/390 7.3 2002-11-22, Permaine Cheung ) both s390 and s390x (32 and 64 bit)
Linux Sparc 7.3 2002-10-26, Doug McNaught () 3.0
Linux x86 7.3 2002-10-26, Alvaro Herrera () 2.4
MacOS X PPC 7.3 2002-10-28, 10.1, Tom Lane (), 10.2.1, Adam Witney ()  
NetBSD arm32 7.3 2002-11-19, Patrick Welche () 1.6
NetBSD x86 7.3 2002-11-14, Patrick Welche () 1.6
OpenBSD Sparc 7.3 2002-11-17, Christopher Kings-Lynne () 3.2
OpenBSD x86 7.3 2002-11-14, 3.1 Magnus Naeslund (), 3.2 Christopher Kings-Lynne ()  
SCO OpenServer 5 x86 7.3.1 2002-12-11, Shibashish Satpathy () 5.0.4, gcc; see also doc/FAQ_SCO
Solaris Sparc 7.3 2002-10-28, Andrew Sullivan () Solaris 7 & 8; see also doc/FAQ_Solaris
Solaris x86 7.3 2002-11-20, Martin Renters () 5.8; see also doc/FAQ_Solaris
Tru64 UNIX Alpha 7.3 2002-11-05, Alessio Bragadini ()  
UnixWare x86 7.3 2002-11-01, 7.1.3 Larry Rosenman (), 7.1.1 and 7.1.2(8.0.0) Olivier Prenant () see also doc/FAQ_SCO
Windows x86 7.3 2002-10-29, Dave Page (), Jason Tishler () with Cygwin; see doc/FAQ_MSWIN
Windows x86 7.3 2002-11-05, 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 7.3 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
BeOS x86 7.2 2001-11-29, Cyril Velter () needs updates to semaphore code
DG/UX 5.4R4.11 m88k 6.3 1998-03-01, Brian E Gallew () no recent reports
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
MkLinux DR1 PPC750 7.0 2001-04-03, Tatsuo Ishii () 7.1 needs OS update?
NetBSD Alpha 7.2 2001-11-20, Thomas Thai () 1.5W
NetBSD m68k 7.0 2000-04-10, Henry B. Hotz () Mac 8xx
NetBSD MIPS 7.2.1 2002-06-13, Warwick Hunter () 1.5.3
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
NeXTSTEP x86 6.x 1998-03-01, David Wetzel () bit rot suspected
QNX 4 RTOS x86 7.2 2001-12-10, Bernd Tegge () needs updates to semaphore code; see also doc/FAQ_QNX4
QNX RTOS v6 x86 7.2 2001-11-20, Igor Kovalenko () patches available in archives, but too late for 7.2
SunOS 4 Sparc 7.2 2001-12-04, Tatsuo Ishii ()  
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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