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Chapter 22. Ports

This manual describes version 6.4 of Postgres. The Postgres developer community has compiled and tested Postgres on a number of platforms. Check the web site for the latest information.

Currently Supported Platforms

At the time of publication, the following platforms have been tested:

Table 22-1. Supported Platforms

OS Processor Version Reported Remarks
AIX 4.2.1 RS6000 v6.4 1998-10-27 (Andreas Zeugswetter)
BSDI x86 v6.4 1998-10-25 (Bruce Momjian
FreeBSD 2.2.x-3.x x86 v6.4 1998-10-26 (Tatsuo Ishii, Marc Fournier)
DGUX 5.4R4.11 m88k v6.3 1998-03-01 v6.4 probably OK. Needs new maintainer. (Brian E Gallew)
Digital Unix 4.0 Alpha v6.4 1998-10-29 Minor patchable problems (Pedro J. Lobo)
HPUX PA-RISC v6.4 1998-10-25 Both 9.0x and 10.20 (Tom Lane, Stan Brown)
IRIX 6.x MIPS v6.3 1998-03-01 5.x is different (Andrew Martin)
linux 2.0.x Alpha v6.3.2 1998-04-16 Mostly successful. Needs work for v6.4. (Ryan Kirkpatrick)
linux 2.0.x x86 v6.4 1998-10-27 (Thomas Lockhart)
linux 2.0.x/glibc2 x86 v6.4 1998-10-25 (Oliver Elphick, Taral)
linux 2.0.x Sparc v6.4 1998-10-25 (Tom Szybist)
linuxPPC 2.1.24 PPC603e v6.4 1998-10-26 Powerbook 2400c(Tatsuo Ishii)
mklinux DR3 PPC750 v6.4 1998-09-16 PowerMac 7600 (Tatsuo Ishii)
NetBSD/i386 1.3.2 x86 v6.4 1998-10-25 (Brook Milligan)
NetBSD-current NS32532 v6.4 1998-10-27 (small problems in date/time math (Jon Buller)
NetBSD/sparc 1.3H Sparc v6.4 1998-10-27 (Tom I Helbekkmo)
NetBSD 1.3 VAX v6.3 1998-03-01 (Tom I Helbekkmo)
SCO UnixWare 2.x x86 v6.3 1998-03-01 aka UNIVEL (Billy G. Allie)
SCO UnixWare 7 x86 v6.4 1998-10-04 (Billy G. Allie)
Solaris x86 v6.4 1998-10-28 (Marc Fournier)
Solaris 2.6-2.7 Sparc v6.4 1998-10-28 (Tom Szybist, Frank Ridderbusch)
SunOS 4.1.4 Sparc v6.3 1998-03-01 patches submitted (Tatsuo Ishii)
SVR4 MIPS v6.4 1998-10-28 no 64-bit int support (Frank Ridderbusch)
SVR4 4.4 m88k v6.2.1 1998-03-01 confirmed with patching (Doug Winterburn)
Windows NT x86 v6.4 1998-10-08 Mostly working with the Cygwin library. No DLLs yet. (Horak Daniel)

Platforms listed for v6.3.x should also work with v6.4, but we did not receive confirmation of such at the time this list was compiled.

Note: For Windows NT, the server-side port of Postgres has recently been accomplished. Check the Askesis Postgres Home Page for up to date information. You may also want to look for possible patches on the Postgres web site.