Installation of PostgreSQL Through YUM & RPM Methods

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Installation of PostgreSQL Through YUM & RPM Methods

These are another two methods of installation of PostgreSQL in Linux systems:

1 – YUM Installation.

2 – RPM Installation

Installation of PostgreSQL through YUM package manager in Linux System:

If you are using a Linux system, one of the most common ways to install software packages is by using a package manager. In Red Hat-based systems, the default package manager is yum (“Yellow dog Updater, Modified”).

First go to the official website and select Linux / red hat distribution or click on the direct link: PostgreSQL: Linux downloads (Red Hat family)

Navigate through the yum repository, and fill the following steps:

1 – Select version >> 11/12/13/14/15.

2 – Select Platform:

To know your oracle version run the following command in your Linux terminal:

3 – Select architecture >> x86_64 (default)

Now copy the setup script to run each command in the Linux terminal.

To verify the PostgreSQL is installed in your Linux system run the following command:

List the contents of the directory to ensure that PostgreSQL is Installed:


Before you install the application, it is recommended to check few prerequisites.

To check the version of GNU Make installed on your system, run the following command in the terminal:

There are also some Optional prerequisites that you may want to check:

1 – Download the RPM Packages

Firstly, you should download the RPM packages from the official PostgreSQL Yum repository by the below steps:

As you have downloaded multiple RPM packages, you should install them in the following order:

  • Postgresql-libs
  • Postgresql
  • Postgresql-server
  • Postgresql-contrib

Now run the following commands in command line interface to download RPM packages in Linux System.

2 – Install the RPM Packages

After downloading the packages, you can install them using the rpm command as shown below:

3 – Verify the installation:

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