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14.7. 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 , not to the people listed here.

OS Processor Version Reported Remarks
AIX RS6000 7.4 2003-10-25, Hans-Jürgen Schönig () see also doc/FAQ_AIX
BSD/OS x86 7.4 2003-10-24, Bruce Momjian () 4.3
FreeBSD Alpha 7.4 2003-10-25, Peter Eisentraut () 4.8
FreeBSD x86 7.4 2003-10-24, Peter Eisentraut () 4.9
HP-UX PA-RISC 7.4 2003-10-31, 10.20, Tom Lane (); 2003-11-04, 11.00, Peter Eisentraut () gcc and cc; see also doc/FAQ_HPUX
IRIX MIPS 7.4 2003-11-12, Robert E. Bruccoleri () 6.5.20, cc only
Linux Alpha 7.4 2003-10-25, Noèl Köthe () 2.4
Linux arm41 7.4 2003-10-25, Noèl Köthe () 2.4
Linux Itanium 7.4 2003-10-25, Noèl Köthe () 2.4
Linux m68k 7.4 2003-10-25, Noèl Köthe () 2.4
Linux MIPS 7.4 2003-10-25, Noèl Köthe () 2.4
Linux Opteron 7.4 2003-11-01, Jani Averbach () 2.6
Linux PPC 7.4 2003-10-25, Noèl Köthe ()  
Linux S/390 7.4 2003-10-25, Noèl Köthe () 2.4
Linux Sparc 7.4 2003-10-24, Peter Eisentraut () 2.4, 32-bit
Linux x86 7.4 2003-10-24, Peter Eisentraut () 2.4
Mac OS X PPC 7.4 2003-10-24, 10.2.8, Adam Witney (), 10.3, Marko Karppinen ()  
NetBSD arm32 7.4 2003-11-12, Patrick Welche () 1.6ZE/acorn32
NetBSD Sparc 7.4.1 2003-11-26, Peter Eisentraut () 1.6.1, 32-bit
NetBSD x86 7.4 2003-10-24, Peter Eisentraut () 1.6
OpenBSD Sparc 7.4 2003-11-01, Peter Eisentraut () 3.4
OpenBSD x86 7.4 2003-10-24, Peter Eisentraut () 3.2
Solaris Sparc 7.4 2003-10-26, Christopher Browne () 2.8; see also doc/FAQ_Solaris
Solaris x86 7.4 2003-10-26, Kurt Roeckx () 2.6; see also doc/FAQ_Solaris
Tru64 UNIX Alpha 7.4 2003-10-25, 5.1b, Peter Eisentraut (); 2003-10-29, 4.0g, Alessio Bragadini ()  
UnixWare x86 7.4 2003-11-03, Larry Rosenman () 7.1.3; join test may fail, see also doc/FAQ_SCO
Windows with Cygwin x86 7.4 2003-10-24, Peter Eisentraut () see doc/FAQ_MSWIN
Windows x86 7.4 2003-10-27, Dave Page () native is client-side only, see Chapter 15

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 7.4 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
Linux PlayStation 2 7.4 2003-11-02, Peter Eisentraut () needs new config.guess, --disable-spinlocks, #undef HAS_TEST_AND_SET, disable tas_dummy()
Linux PA-RISC 7.4 2003-10-25, Noèl Köthe () needs --disable-spinlocks, otherwise OK
NetBSD Alpha 7.2 2001-11-20, Thomas Thai () 1.5W
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 VAX 7.1 2001-03-30, Tom I. Helbekkmo () 1.5
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
SCO OpenServer x86 7.3.1 2002-12-11, Shibashish Satpathy () 5.0.4, gcc; see also doc/FAQ_SCO
SunOS 4 Sparc 7.2 2001-12-04, Tatsuo Ishii ()  
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