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Re: Confusing Linux download page

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Devrim GÜNDÜZ <devrim(at)gunduz(dot)org>
Cc: Brendan Jurd <direvus(at)gmail(dot)com>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, PostgreSQL www <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Confusing Linux download page
Date: 2010-06-16 10:24:59
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2010/6/15 Devrim GÜNDÜZ <devrim(at)gunduz(dot)org>:
> On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 04:15 +0100, Dave Page wrote:
>> It's not about not having a functioning package management tool - it's
>> about there being a surprising number of users that don't care, can't
>> be bothered to learn, or can't figure out what packages to download
>> (remember, PostgreSQL consists of something like 5 - 10 different RPMs
>> on Redhat, and it's not clear to a newbie what each is).
> FWIW, I pushed something new to my repository. Installing minimal
> PostgreSQL server is now done via a single command:
> yum groupinstall "PostgreSQL Database Server"
> which, I hope, will simplify PostgreSQL installation process via RPMS
> (yeah, 1-click is still easier). This is similar to how Fedora provides
> "PostgreSQL Server" group. My group has postgresql, -contrib, -server,
> -libs packages, which is more than enough to install a PostgreSQL server
> via RPMs.

Nice - that'll be a big help for newbies and timesaver for everyone.

Dave Page
EnterpriseDB UK:
The Enterprise Postgres Company

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