6 Dec 2011

Setup Linux for PostgreSQL Development (from Git)

This very brief article is a primer for those wanting to start developing on PostgreSQL:

Getting your Linux (Ubuntu / CentOS) machine ready for (PostgreSQL related) development

Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install build-essential git libxml2-dev libxslt-dev autotools-dev automake libreadline-dev zlib1g-dev bison flex 

CentOS: sudo yum install git libxml2-devel libxslt-devel automake autoconf readline-devel  zlib-devel bison flex 

Get Postgresql source (from Git)

  • git clone git://git.postgresql.org/git/postgresql.git
    • Would take some time (~15 minutes) but YMMV
  • ./configure
  • make
  • make install
If you want to know more about hacking on PostgreSQL in general, you could always refer to the (very) detailed PostgreSQL Developer FAQ:
Happy Hacking :) ! 

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