PostgreSQL is available in all Ubuntu versions by default. However, Ubuntu "snapshots" a specific version of PostgreSQL that is then supported throughout the lifetime of that Ubuntu version. Other versions of PostgreSQL are available through the PostgreSQL apt repository.
If the version included in your version of Ubuntu is not the one you want, you can use the PostgreSQL Apt Repository. This repository will integrate with your normal systems and patch management, and provide automatic updates for all supported versions of PostgreSQL throughout the support lifetime of PostgreSQL.
The PostgreSQL Apt Repository supports the current LTS versions of Ubuntu:
To use the apt repository, follow these steps:
# Create the file repository configuration: sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt $(lsb_release -cs)-pgdg main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list' # Import the repository signing key: wget --quiet -O - https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc | sudo apt-key add - # Update the package lists: sudo apt-get update # Install the latest version of PostgreSQL. # If you want a specific version, use 'postgresql-12' or similar instead of 'postgresql': sudo apt-get install postgresql
Ubuntu includes PostgreSQL by default. To install PostgreSQL on Ubuntu, use the apt-get (or other apt-driving) command:
apt-get install postgresql-12
The repository contains many different packages including third party addons. The most common and important packages are (substitute the version number as required):
|postgresql-client-12||client libraries and client binaries|
|postgresql-12||core database server|
|postgresql-contrib-9.x||additional supplied modules (part of the postgresql-xx package in version 10 and later)|
|libpq-dev||libraries and headers for C language frontend development|
|postgresql-server-dev-12||libraries and headers for C language backend development|
|pgadmin4||pgAdmin 4 graphical administration utility|
Generic RPM and DEB packages that provide a server-only distribution are available for some 32 and 64-bit Linux distributions. These packages provide a single set of binaries and consistent packaging across different Linux distributions. They are designed for server installation where a GUI is not available and consistency across multiple distributions is a requirement.
Download the packages from BigSQL for all supported versions.
Note: The cross distribution packages do not fully integrate with the platform-specific packaging systems.
Download the installer certified by EDB for PostgreSQL 10.x and earlier.
Note: Installers for Linux are no longer being product for PostgreSQL 11 and later. Users are advised to use platform native packages instead.
This installer includes the PostgreSQL server, pgAdmin; a graphical tool for managing and developing your databases, and StackBuilder; a package manager that can be used to download and install additional PostgreSQL tools and drivers. Stackbuilder includes management, integration, migration, replication, geospatial, connectors and other tools.
This installer can run in graphical, command line, or silent install modes.
The installer is designed to be a straightforward, fast way to get up and running with PostgreSQL on Linux (Red Hat family Linux including CentOS/Fedora/Scientific/Oracle variants), Debian GNU/Linux and derivatives, Ubuntu Linux and derivatives, SuSE and OpenSuSE.
Advanced users can also download a tar.gz archive of the binaries, without the installer. This download is intended for users who wish to include PostgreSQL as part of another application installer.
Note: The installers do not integrate with platform-specific packaging systems.
The installers are tested by EDB on the following platforms. They may also work on other variations or versions:
|PostgreSQL Version||64 Bit Platforms||32 Bit Platforms|
|10||Ubuntu 14.04 LTS||Ubuntu 14.04 LTS|
|9.6||Ubuntu 14.04 LTS||Ubuntu 14.04 LTS|
|9.5||Ubuntu 14.04 LTS||Ubuntu 14.04 LTS|