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Chapter 16. Ports

This manual describes version 6.5 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 16-1. Supported Platforms

OS Processor Version Reported Remarks
AIX 4.3.2 RS6000 v6.5 1999-05-26 (Andreas Zeugswetter)
BSDI x86 v6.5 1999-05-25 (Bruce Momjian
FreeBSD 2.2.x-4.0 x86 v6.5 1999-05-25 (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 6.5 MIPS v6.4 1998-12-29 IRIX 5.x is different (Mark Dalphin)
linux 2.0.x Alpha v6.3.2 1998-04-16 Mostly successful. Needs work for v6.4. (Ryan Kirkpatrick)
linux 2.0.x/libc5 x86 v6.4 1998-10-27 (Thomas Lockhart)
linux 2.0.x/glibc2 x86 v6.5 1999-05-24 (Thomas Lockhart)
linux 2.0.x MIPS v6.4 1998-12-16 Cobalt Qube (Tatsuo Ishii)
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 arm32 v6.5 1999-04-14 (Andrew McMurry)
NetBSD/i386 1.3.2 x86 v6.4 1998-10-25 (Brook Milligan)
NetBSD m68k v6.4.2 1998-12-28 Mac SE/30 (Mr. Mutsuki Nakajima, Tatsuo Ishii)
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 OpenServer 5 x86 v6.5 1999-05-25 (Andrew Merrill)
SCO UnixWare 7 x86 v6.5 1999-05-25 (Andrew Merrill)
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 compiler support (Frank Ridderbusch)
Windows x86 v6.4 1999-01-06 Client-side libraries or ODBC/JDBC. No server yet. (Magnus Hagander
Windows NT x86 v6.5 1999-05-26 Working with the Cygwin library. (Daniel Horak)

Platforms listed for v6.3.x and v6.4.x should also work with v6.5, but we did not receive explicit confirmation of such at the time this list was compiled.

Note: For Windows NT, the server-side port of Postgres has recently been accomplished. The Cygnus library is required to compile it.