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Re: Installing Postgres - newbie

From: Pallav Kalva <pkalva(at)deg(dot)cc>
To: Devrim GUNDUZ <devrim(at)gunduz(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Installing Postgres - newbie
Date: 2004-11-04 21:02:19
Message-ID: 418A98DB.9020403@deg.cc (view raw or flat)
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Thanks! for all the quick replies, looks like it is better to install 
all the packages as our environment needs all of them. I was under the 
impression that
(postgresql-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm or 
postgresql-server-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm ) one of these packages is the 
super set of all the packages and if I just  install that package it 
would be fine, I guess i am wrong. 

I have to check out the Online backups option for the new  Postgres 8.0 
beta version too and I couldnt find any RPMS for this version yet in the 
ftp site, but there are tar files for this version

postgresql-8.0.0beta4.tar.gz     
postgresql-base-8.0.0beta4.tar.gz    
postgresql-docs-8.0.0beta4.tar.gz    
postgresql-opt-8.0.0beta4.tar.gz    
postgresql-test-8.0.0beta4.tar.gz

Do i need to install all these files or is the 
postgresql-8.0.0beta4.tar.gz  superset of all the other files ?

Thanks! again.



Devrim GUNDUZ wrote:

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> Hi,
>
> On Thu, 4 Nov 2004, Pallav Kalva wrote:
>
>>   I am installing Postgres for the first time on my Linux machine , I 
>> found the following  RPM packages for the RedHat 9
>>
>> postgresql-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm     
>> postgresql-contrib-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm 
>> postgresql-devel-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm    
>> postgresql-docs-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm 
>> postgresql-jdbc-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm    
>> postgresql-libs-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm 
>> postgresql-pl-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm    
>> postgresql-python-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm 
>> postgresql-server-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm    
>> postgresql-tcl-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm postgresql-test-7.4.6-2PGDG.i686.rpm
>>
>>   How do i know which one is for installing the Postgres server and 
>> what are the other packages for ? do i have to install all these 
>> packages too ?
>> Can anyone please tell what these each packages are for ?
>
>
> Here they are:
>
> postgresql : If you want to manipulate a PostgreSQL database on a 
> remote PostgreSQL server, you need this package.
>
> postgresql-libs : The postgresql-libs package provides the essential 
> shared libraries for any PostgreSQL client program or interface. You 
> will need to install this package to use any other PostgreSQL package 
> or any
> clients that need to connect to a PostgreSQL server.
>
> postgresql-contrib : The postgresql-contrib package includes the 
> contrib tree distributed with the PostgreSQL tarball. Selected contrib 
> modules are prebuilt.
>
> postgresql-devel : The postgresql-devel package contains the header 
> files and libraries needed to compile C or C++ applications which will 
> directly interact with a PostgreSQL database management server and the 
> ecpg Embedded C Postgres preprocessor. You need to install this 
> package if you want to develop applications which will interact with a 
> PostgreSQL server.
>
> postgresql-docs : The postgresql-docs package includes the SGML source 
> for the documentation as well as the documentation in other formats, 
> and more.
> Install this package if you want to help with the PostgreSQL 
> documentation project, or if you want to generate printed documentation.
>
> postgresql-jdbc : PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database 
> management system. The postgresql-jdbc package includes the .jar file 
> needed for Java programs to access a PostgreSQL database.
>
> postgresql-pl : PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database 
> management system.  The postgresql-pl package contains the the 
> PL/Perl, PL/Tcl, and PL/Python procedural languages for the backend.  
> PL/Pgsql is part of the core server package.
>
> postgresql-python :  The postgresql-python package includes a module 
> for developers to use when writing Python code for accessing a 
> PostgreSQL database.
>
> postgresql-test : The postgresql-test package includes the sources and 
> pre-built binaries of various tests for the PostgreSQL database 
> management
> system, including regression tests and benchmarks.
>
> postgresql-server : The postgresql-server package includes the 
> programs needed to create and run a PostgreSQL server, which will in 
> turn allow you to create and maintain PostgreSQL databases. You should 
> install postgresql-server if you want to create and maintain your own 
> PostgreSQL databases and/or your own PostgreSQL server. You also need 
> to install the
> postgresql package.
>
> postgresql-tcl : The postgresql-tcl package contains the libpgtcl client
> library, the pg-enhanced pgtclsh, and the PL/Tcl procedural language
> for the backend.
>
>
> So... If you want to install a server, you have to install 
> postgresql-libs, postgresql and postgresql-server packages, at minimum.
>
> Regards,
>
> - --
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