How to Install PostgreSQL 9.6 on CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 and Fedora 25/24/23

How to Install PostgreSQL 9.6 on CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 and Fedora 25/24/23

PostgreSQL 9.6 Released. PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational, highly scalable, SQL-compliant database management system. PostgreSQL is developed at the University of California at Berkeley Computer Science Department. This article will help you for installing PostgreSQL 9.6 on CentOS, RHEL and Fedora Systems.

1. Add Postgres Yum Repository

The first step is to install PostgreSQL repository in your system, Use one of below commands as per your system architecture and operating system.

# rpm -Uvh

# rpm -Uvh

# rpm -Uvh

Fedora 25:
# rpm -Uvh

Fedora 24
# rpm -Uvh

Fedora 23
# rpm -Uvh

For more details visit PostgreSQL repositories link page where you can get repository package rpm for various operating systems.

2. Install PostgreSQL Server

After enabling PostgreSQL yum repository in your system use following command to install PostgreSQL 9.6 on your system with yum package manager.

# yum install postgresql96-server postgresql96

3. Initialize PGDATA

After installing PostgreSQL server, It’s required to initialize it before using the first time. To initialize database use below command.

# # service postgresql-9.6 initdb

Above command will take some time to initialize PostgreSQL first time. PGDATA environment variable contains the path of data directory.

PostgreSQL data directory Path: /var/lib/pgsql/9.6/data/

4. Start PostgreSQL Server

To start PostgreSQL service using the following command as per your operating systems. Also, enable PostgreSQL service to auto start on system boot.

For CentOS/RHEL 7 and Fedora

# systemctl start postgresql-9.6
# systemctl enable postgresql-9.6

For CentOS/RHEL 6/5

# service postgresql-9.6 start
# chkconfig postgresql-9.6 on
5. Verify PostgreSQL Installation

After completing above steps, you have installed PostgreSQL 9.6 on your server, Let’s log in to postfix to verify that installation completed successfully.

# su - postgres

Use psql command to access PostgreSQL prompt with admin privileges.

$ psql

psql (9.6.0)
Type "help" for help.


You may create password for user postgres for security purpose.

postgres=# \password postgres

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed PostgreSQL Server. Read below article to install phpPgAdmin.

How to Install phpPgAdmin on CentOS using Yum

Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PostgreSQL 9.6 on CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 and Fedora 25/24/23 systems.

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