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Re: PostgreSQL Linux Distro

From: Jasen Betts <jasen(at)xnet(dot)co(dot)nz>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL Linux Distro
Date: 2010-04-15 09:56:59
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Lists: pgsql-novice
On 2010-04-14, Carel Combrink <s25291930(at)tuks(dot)co(dot)za> wrote:
> Hi,
> I started using PostgreSQL on Ubunutu Linux. After a lots of struggles  
> I got the latest version of Postres, pgAdmin and PostGIS installed.  
> This was a testing phase to see if Postgres will be used in a new  
> project. I decided to use Postgres over MySQL and would now like to  
> know what is the best linux distro to install Postgres on.

Whichever well maintained distro is your favourite.

If you like ubuntu use it,

> I want the ability to use a package manager (like ubuntu's) to get the  
> latest versions of the above mentioned applications, as they become  
> available.

> I installed all the above from source because the  
> repositories for my Ubuntu does not have the latest releases. If there  
> is a package repository (for Ubuntu) that does have the latest  
> releases I can someone please help me get them added to my list of  
> repositories.

8.4 is in "squeeze" (current debian testing)
or do you need 9.0 ?

> I also want Linux to notify me if updates are available  
> and update the packages.
> I am willing to get a new Linux distro if there is advantages to  
> another one, but wants to make an informed decision.

If you need 8.4 can you use "lucid lynx"  ubuntu 10.04 , beta
available now.  full release due out real soon now.

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