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Mac OS X packages

PostgreSQL is the default database on Mac OS X Server as of version 10.7. The standard version of Mac OS X includes only the PostgreSQL commandline client utilities.

Mac OS X Server 10.7 ships with PostgreSQL 9.0. Minor updates are provided by Apple, but not necessarily right after a new PostgreSQL minor release.

There are several other installers available for PostgreSQL on Mac OS X, which is the recommended way to install.

Graphical installer

An installer is available for Mac OS X that includes PostgreSQL, pgAdmin and the StackBuilder utility for installation of additional packages. The installer for PostgreSQL 8.4 supports Mac OS X 10.4 and above on Intel and PPC. For PostgreSQL 9.0 and 9.1, Mac OS X 10.5 and above are supported, on 32 and 64-bit Intel CPUs, and PostgreSQL 9.2 and later support Mac OS X 10.6 and above on 32 and 64-bit Intel CPUs.

Download the installer from EnterpriseDB for all supported versions.

Postgres.app

Postgres.app is a simple, native Mac OS X app that runs in the menubar without the need of an installer. Open the app, and you have a PostgreSQL server ready and awaiting new connections. Close the app, and the server shuts down.

Fink

PostgreSQL packages are available for Mac OS X from the Fink Project. Please see the Fink documentation for information on how to install packages.

A list of PostgreSQL packages can be found using the package search tool on the Fink website.

MacPorts

PostgreSQL packages are also available for Mac OS X from the MacPorts Project. Please see the MacPorts documentation for information on how to install ports.

A list of PostgreSQL packages can be found using the portfiles search tool on the MacPorts website.

Homebrew

PostgreSQL can also be installed on Mac OS X using Homebrew. Please see the Homewbrew documentation for information on how to install packages.

A list of PostgreSQL packages can be found using the Braumeister search tool.


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